I’ve been creating art since I can remember. Creativity and visual expression are part of my DNA. It’s not a privilege but a gift for sharing. Being creative is what drives me. It’s what keeps me awake at night.
— KATHLEEN KINKOPF

My professional experience in the visual arts is broad and deep. Throughout my professional career, I have at times focused on one aspect of the arts for a defined period of time, but have also overlapped and managed several art careers simultaneously, depending on where and when fate took my hand during this journey called life.

ILLUSTRATION.  I've created work for national companies such as The Wall Street Journal, American Airlines, Community Coffee Company, IBM, Brinker International, D Magazine, Texas Monthly, Scholastic Books, MacMillan Press, Stanford University, and National Geographic, to name a few. I execute most of my work traditionally, but am proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. These programs and tools are invaluable throughout the communication, creative development and execution processes.

GRAPHIC DESIGN. I have been an independent graphic design professional for as many years as I have been an illustrator. I cherish the challenges of some of the wonderful projects I've worked on as well as the many relationships I have developed with clients and colleagues. My project portfolio includes The Library of Congress, The National Museum of American History, Frito Lay-Pepsico, Anheuser Busch, The Horchow Collection, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Neiman Marcus, Dillard's Department Stores and Applebee's, Heel Inc., Sandia National Labs, Heel Inc., The University of New Mexico, First National Bank, Mountain States Insurance Group, The Albuquerque Academy, and Sandia Preparatory School.

FINE ART. Painting brings artistic expression and freedom that commercial work does not alway offer. However, I love to create goals and challenges for some exhibitions, centered around a theme or a deeply researched new subject matter. I've also executed dozens of commissions, named The Legacy Commissions, which I especially enjoy. The Legacy Commissions includes an ongoing dialogue with the client that develops into a visual story of an meaningful part of their life. For more info about the Legacy Commissions and to see a portfolio of commissions, click below.

I've enjoyed the opportunity to travel to wonderful places and meet artists as well as my many precious collectors. My art serves as an unspoken bond that connects me to my collector. I am continually honored to have my work displayed in their home or office. I have exhibited in many dozens of national solo and group shows for the last 2 decades and continue to sell my original paintings to private collectors.

To see my graphic design portfolio and list of capabilities, please visit:  http://kinkopfdesign.com