How a Paintbrush found a Canvas

Once upon a canvas…

“I always loved the process of creating…from making salt dough food for the barbie house to painting signs for my mother’s garden club to creating my first portfolio for acceptance in my college art program…” It has been many years since those first days of shading cones & spheres and papering a doll house, but my love of creating still grows stronger each day! My children and husband come along for the ride…encouraging, critiquing…and even coloring on walls with me!

My studio is filled with eclectic creations…yet there is a similar ‘Kijsa’ feel to all…come see what’s new in the studio through my Etsy site…from pillows to paintings…canvases to collages…all unique originals from my walk in this creative life!


Professional Artist & Designer

Combine a classically trained artist with a off-beat sense of humor, add in a dose of loving life, serious case of wanderlust and adoring her family…equals whimsical pieces filled with memories, sentiment & creativity.

Kijsa received her BFA in Painting from Baylor University, followed with graduate work to study historical techniques through Art History at Vanderbilt University. Her artwork and home design have been featured in several national magazines, from Mary Engelbrite’s Home Companion to Creative Home & Better Homes & Gardens. She has painted commissions from works on canvas across the country…to large scale murals for state government commissions…to Historic Mural commissions to set designs for PBS. With 20 years of professional art and design under her belt, her paint brush and design have touiched many sites, places and surfaces. She shares her journey currently by licensing her fine art and making creativity accessible at her new venture in downtown Paducah: MAKE.

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