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To Give Original Art This Holiday Season You'll Need to Get Your Order in Now!

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Geneva, IL artist, Heidi Kinder, says perennial gifting favorites she enjoys creating for clients are house renderings and pet portraits. Starting with a photograph supplied by the client, she generates the painting using mixed media: watercolor, drafting markers, colored pencils and pastels. A black & white, 8 x 10 in graphite or pen/ink, costs around $150. Consider celebrating a current address or commemorating a past one -- say, your childhood home -- for a meaningful and thoughtful gift. Scroll down to see more home renderings and how to contact Heidi.

Heidi produces pet portraits in oils -- an 11 x 14 costs around $150. The perfect choice for the pet lover on your list. But don't wait -- original art takes time to produce!

Artist Name: Heidi Kinder

Town: Geneva, IL

Medium: She enjoys many! Watercolor, drafting markers, pastels, colored pencils, photography, printmaking, ceramics, pen/ink, woodworking, and 3-D art.

Artist Statement: “I think what makes me unique as an artist is my cross-genre expertise. I’m comfortable painting dogs, portraits, homes, landscapes and abstract art.”

Where Displayed: Café & Barr, 407 S. Third Street, Geneva, IL; Tim Nelson Architect, Ltd. 421 James Street, Geneva, IL

Artistic Inspiration: To use the gift I’ve been given by God to bring more beauty and joy into the world.

Education: Graduate of Geneva High School; Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Illinois State University.

Teaches: For the past decade, she has worked throughout District 304 as a substitute teacher; also gives private art lessons. Currently she's exploring for children ages K-12 with a goal of offering fun, expressive creative classes as an outlet for children all around the world. She also taught at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL for two years.

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