Author Archives: Jim Kennedy

Japan Part III

Today we woke up to some sad news, our first stop for the day was supposed to be at Shinoda Koi Farm, however, due to some injuries during the bull fights he was unable to participate in our JKX Masterclass.  Don’t worry, we hear he is doing well and should make a full recovery.  So,… Continue Reading

Japan Continued

Day two of touring Japanese koi farms did not disappoint.  After all of my excitement following day one, waking up in Japan almost seemed like a dream.  I had to pinch myself to make sure all this amazing beauty was really right at my fingertips. Most everyone in the koi world appreciates Izumiya koi farm… Continue Reading

Japan

Japan. Where to start on my experience? I had the pleasure of visiting Japan for two weeks to expand my knowledge of KOI and business relationships with KOI breeders.  This ultimately will gain us access to ship directly from Japan to sell high quality Japanese KOI.  Over the next few weeks I will be posting… Continue Reading

Susan Savad

Susan Savad

Biography As a child, I wasn’t particularly interested in art. I took the usual art classes that most kids take but I didn’t pursue it at home. It was when my husband went into the army that I finally started becoming interested in painting. All of a sudden, I was in Texas, had no job… Continue Reading

Guido Borelli

Guido Borelli

Artist Guido Borelli da Caluso was born in 1952, in Caluso, Italy at the foothills of the Italian Alps. Born into an artistic family, (his grandfather was a woodcarver and furniture maker, and his paternal uncle and aunt paint) young Guido first discovered painting somewhere between the ages of 4 to 6 years old. With… Continue Reading

Hiroko Sakai

Hiroko Sakai

Biography I was born in a small town of northern Kyushu island of Japan in early Spring. I was a shy kid. I liked looking for fairies in grass and reading adventure stories from my gigantic book case. My parents were great patrons of cultures and art and made sure I had many opportunities to… Continue Reading

Zaira Dzhaubaeva

Zaira Dzhaubaeva

Zaira Dzhaubaeva was born into a family renowned for its artistic and literary contribution to their homeland. Daughter of Husey Dzhaubaev, the laureate and famous poet / journalist of the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia (Russia), who is remembered to this day as the highest standard bearer of the Karachay culture in the world. Her parents stimulated… Continue Reading

Geraud Staton

Geraud Staton

Biography I believe that we are what we surround ourselves with. My work, then, is a reflection of these ideals. I try to bring strength, energy, radiance, adventure, passion, hope, inspiration and mystery to that lives. I begin a painting by envisioning a story, then deciding what elements are important to that story. I decide… Continue Reading

Paul Wolber

Paul Wolber

Paul has traveled as an artist in many countries of the world including China and Western Europe. He is Professor Emeritus of Spring Arbor University in Michigan where he taught painting and design for many years and conducted cross-cultural studies and art classes in Italy and Western Europe since 1976. From 1998-2003 he was visiting… Continue Reading

Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan is an award-winning artist working in both oil and watercolor.  Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, International Artist, Southwest Art, American Artist, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist. Awards include: Best of Show – Coachella Valley Watercolor Society. Two-time finalist and ten-page feature article, International Artist Magazine. First Place, Poster Artist… Continue Reading

Susan Savad

Susan Savad

Biography As a child, I wasn’t particularly interested in art. I took the usual art classes that most kids take but I didn’t pursue it at home. It was when my husband went into the army that I finally started becoming interested in painting. All of a sudden, I was in Texas, had no job… Continue Reading