About Kuki by Kuki
Born in Hollywood, California, I grew up just around the corner from Disneyland. My works are inspired by the fun-loving and carefree SoCal lifestyle I enjoyed in the 50's & 60's.
I have been an artist, photographer and designer for over 50 years, with works in private collections worldwide, including those of rock stars, celebrities, and even a U.S. president. I attended the University of California, Irvine, majoring in Art and History.
After college, a friend and I packed up on two burros, and, wearing buckskins and carrying black powder guns, walked from Big Bear, California to Trout Lake. Washington, a journey of over 2000 miles. It was a great outdoor experience, quite unforgetable, and gave me whole new perspective on primitive life in the Wild West.
Mid-Century Modern and Retro styles, Roadside Americana , The Wild West, Robots, Vintage Automobiles, Colorful Abstracts, Tikis, Local Landscapes and Home Town Scenes are what I love to paint.
My collection of local Prescott subjects continues to grow, as well as an already sizeable collection of Northern Arizona landscapes. I also design greeting cards, book covers and create album covers for music CD's which my son produces in Nashville.
An avid history buff, kayaker, musician and animal lover, I moved to Arizona 23 years ago, and live and work near downtown Prescott with my husband, our two little dogs, and a large black cat who runs the whole show!
Some of My Thoughts on Art...
Art doesn’t sell itself. It is part of my job as an artist to make it accessible and desirable.
By showcasing other artists and other forms of art, I am doing a small part to enrich the lives of a world starving for beauty.
Pay it forward by giving back to my community.
Push the boundaries, challenge myself to learn, take risks, seek new vistas, and grow as an artist.
Be thankful for the opportunity to create.
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