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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Kim Shelton

Dayton Ohio 45403 United States


Kim Shelton studied painting and drawing at Wright State University, Dayton Ohio where she received her BFA in 1998. In 2004, she received a MSE in Art Education. After receiving her MSE, Kim taught in the Dayton area school system for over 10 years. Making art was always Kim’s passion so in 2019 she began working on a visual story about memories of friends and their experiences in life. My Painted Ladies has gone from acrylic paintings, vinyl prints, notecards, stickers and recently a coloring book. Kim’s goal is to continue doing what she loves, making art! 

Artist Statement

Welcome to my visual world of My Painted Ladies. A pictorial story of friends and the different experiences these colorful girls find in life …. Hi, I’m Kim, a full-time artist presently living in Dayton Ohio with my husband Dale. Making art has always been a passion of mine. I feel my best when I’m making, thinking or talking about art. “My Painted Ladies, A Coloring Book” is my third coloring book along with “Some of my Favorite Things” and “Mannequins Take the Town.” My first two coloring books were huge influence behind “My Painted Ladies.” Since its beginning in 2019, My Painted Ladies has gone from acrylic paintings to vinyl prints, cards, stickers, Christmas cards, spiral notebooks and now a coloring book.