Vintage and Classic Photo Paintings
Specializing in creating custom mixed media artwork from photographic images printed onto archival quality canvas and enhanced with acrylic paints to add dimension and fine detail.
Taking images back in time, honoring history and creating heirloom works of art.
Artwork that is Soulwork.
"Look for a picture that tells a story, that warms your heart...that is your art." Kim Shaw, Artist
PHOTOART BY KIM NEWS
VINTAGE PORTRAIT STUDIO NOW OPEN
Kim will be offering portrait sessions in her vintage setting with authentic vintage props inside PhotoArt by Kim art studio.
GIRL'S NIGHT OUT OR TEA TIME PHOTO SHOOTS AVAILABLE.
FREE 8X10 with your first session. Bring your own vintage clothing and props or use our wardrobe. Hats, costume jewelry, fur coats, hats and gloves. Play dress up and have a great time with your girls or family. Book your appointment today!
PAPILLION ART CREATIVE - "ART AWAY" EVENTS
Kim Shaw organizes local artist group to foster art culture in Historical Downtown Papillion.
GREETING CARDS NOW AVAILABLE!
"Reflecting Helen" and "Model A Parade"
Kim has turned her artwork into beautiful greeting cards.
Two sizes are available - Note cards 8-pack $12.95 each.
5x7 Greeting Card size - 8-pack $16.95 each.
$2.50 each (Ivory Linen Envelopes included)
Offering this added value to my collectors is a treat. Now the original commissioned pieces can have keepsake greeting cards of their original artwork.
One of my customers wants to write her own poem to go along with her treasured heirloom art.
To order yours today - Greeting Cards.
Kim Shaw is ARTIST OF THE MONTH
The Great Frame Up Gallery
Gallery owner, Angela Williams invited Kim Shaw to be the May - Artist of the Month.
The Great Frame Up is located in West Glen Town Center - 5515 Mills Civic Parkway, Ste. #150,
West Des Moines, Iowa.
Recently sold "Bridges" 16x20 is the photograph of Cutler-Donahoe Bridge in St. Charles, Iowa. Kim took the photo in October 2012 and acrylic painted the 16x20 enlargement. Artwork framed for this exhibit will feature Hogback Covered Bridge 16x20 PhotoArt and "Cherry Bomb" Hot Air Balloon series (2 - 16x20) of photographs taken at Indianola National Balloon Festival. Kim will have for sale her Eiffel Tower series (3 - 8x10) and Vintage Truck series (2 - 16x20).
Sarpy County Chamber hosts Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting at The Bell Place Shoppes was held April 11 at 4 pm. Thank you to the Sarpy County Chamber and Mayor David Black and Kim Ahlers for welcoming us to Historical Downtown Papillion.
GRAFFITI MURAL UNVEILING
Friday, January 31 - Family and friends stopped by for the unveiling of a graffiti mural by Tony Nguyen painted on the wall inside PhotoArt by Kim's art studio. Kim wanted a graffiti wall to use for backdrop for senior portraits and fashion shoots. Tony shared his inspiration about Kim's vision for the wall tagging layers and layers of spray paint colors complementary to Kim's art with a Parisian theme. "Tony captured my vision of creating graffiti wall that looked like it had been there for years with layers and layers of tagging. He did a great job aging the parisian boutique sign along with the image of the Eiffel Tower." - Kim Shaw, Owner of PhotoArt by Kim
Tony unveils the mural.
Papillion Mayor David Black and his wife attend the reception. He has been very supportive of
The Bell Place Shoppes.
"I wanted the wall for design and to use for senior portraits and fashion shoots."
Kim appreciates her sister Cheryl and mother Barbara who have worked hard in the studio to get it ready for opening day. "Without my family's support, I wouldn't have had this awesome opportunity to expand my art business." - Kim Shaw, Owner of PhotoArt by Kim
Meets monthly to gather artists, craftsmen, and art lovers to collaborate on public art projects, "Art Away" evenings, and meet new "creatives" in Papillion area. Meets at The Bell Place Shoppes in PhotoArt by Kim's art studio first Thursday of the month at 7pm.