Tuesday, December 29, 2020

New Painting: Ollie

My new acrylic painting "Ollie" is a special thank you to the couple who sold us our farm, now known as Copper Knoll Farms. For those who do not know, we moved a little over a year and a half ago to the other side of our zip code. We had always hoped to remain in Aldine in our beloved first house that we spent years completely renovating. However, after almost 10 years, we sadly realized we would never be able to purchase more land around our home. 

While exploring options of privately purchasing land around us to stay where we were, we also began searching for a farm in the area. We casually began our search in 2016 when our son was just a few months old but then seriously ramped up our search in 2018. We considered many different farms throughout Salem County with the help of our realtor, Andrew Ware. However, when we found and toured our new property, we knew we couldn't pass up the opportunity. 

Although the property is not the conventional, open field format that many people think of when they hear the word “farm”, it has endless possibilities for our out-of-the-box thinking and the lifestyle we have always wanted to live as a family. It has miles of trails, abundant wildlife, and so many possibilities for our future!

We were very lucky to find not only an amazing property but also wonderful people to buy from. We worked together to make both of our big life transitions as smooth as possible. We are forever grateful to Henry and Susan for their friendship and giving our family the opportunity to purchase such a unique estate and this painting serves as a token of our gratitude.

"Ollie" - Acrylics on Gessobord - 8" x 10" by Kimberly English
© 2020 All rights reserved

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Calendar Donation

Last week I met with the three Salem County FFA Advisors on Zoom to virtually present them with the donation from the 2021 Salem County Farmlands Calendar. I’m excited to announce that with your help I was able to make a total donation of $1,050! Each chapter will be receiving $350. 

The donations will be used to help fund future projects, jackets, and even a chicken coop! I’m so happy to be able to help them during this challenging year when their typical fundraising events were not possible. A big thank you to my customers for your support and making this year the biggest one yet!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Private Art Lesson Student Wins National Award

My private lesson student won Third Place in Bob Jones University’s National Virtual High School Festival with her acrylic painting. She won a half scholarship to a week long art camp in 2021. So proud of her!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Holiday Open House

Thank you to everyone who came out the last two weekends for my Fourth Annual Holiday Open House. I truly appreciate every purchase, calendar pick up, and conversation. Shopping small at my gallery means so much! Below is a video of my set up from this year.

If you couldn’t stop out, all of my products are available on my website and ship nationwide! www.kimberlyenglish.com/shop

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Miniature Holly Painting

Our holly trees are loaded with beautiful berries this year which inspired me to create this quick, little painting. It will be available for purchase at my Fourth Annual Holiday Open House

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Arts in Bloom Cancelled


My gallery will still be open that weekend for customers to pick up their preordered calendars. An email will be sent out to customers very soon with all the details about pick up and precautions I will be taking.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

November Workshop Recap

Recently we celebrated the upcoming holiday season with this leaf painting workshop. The wooden board measures 8” x 10” and all supplies were included in the price of the workshop. We practiced social distancing and face coverings were worn. They all turned out so wonderful!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Two Ways to Shop on My Website

I’ve spent the last three months rebuilding my website to make it easier for viewers to learn more about my paintings and shop all of the products that I make here in Salem County

Here’s a short video showing the two different ways you can view the products on my website.
1. Click the “Shop” tab to browse products by categories. Click a category to see all of the paintings offered in that particular product. www.kimberlyenglish.com/shop


2. You can also browse products organized by paintings. Click the “Artwork” tab to view my portfolio then click a painting to learn more, watch videos, and see all of the products offered with that painting. www.kimberlyenglish.com/artwork

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

November Calendar

Hello, November! This month's pictures in the Salem County Farmlands Calendar features: Richview Farm, Cedar Lane Farm, Terra Rose Farm, Wilson Brothers Farms. 

There’s only 12 days left to preorder the 2021 Salem County Farmlands Calendar. Click the picture for more information or go to: bit.ly/2021SCFC 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has preordered calendars already! Your support is truly appreciated

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Salem Oak Time Lapse

I dug way back in the archives for work in progress photographs to be able to finally create this painting progression video of “The Salem Oak”. This painting was created as a tribute to the Salem Oak Tree for the 2015 Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour. I worked from a photograph taken by my friend l, Janice Chassier, a fellow Arts in Bloom Artist. I loved the unusual perspective of the tree because it also included the Salem Oak Diner, a favorite dining spot for locals. I believe the title gives both landmarks recognition and allows the viewer to determine which one is most important to them.

The original painting, prints, greetings cards, magnets, and more are available on my website. Tap the photo for more information or see all available products here: https://www.kimberlyenglish.com/artwork/the-salem-oak

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Classic Clay Works

I received some happy mail today that I wanted to share with you! I love supporting other artists and women in business and recently purchased a beautiful ceramic NJ mug in Garden State Green from my friend, Nicole Classic Clayworks. Can ya tell green is my favorite color? 

Be sure to check out her newly released Savannah Summers Collection. You can receive 20% off your first order by subscribing to her email newsletter. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

2021 Salem County Farmlands Calendar Video

Here's a slideshow of the the photographs featured in the 2021 Salem County Farmlands Calendar.
$5 of each calendar sold will be donated to the Salem County FFA Chapters. Calendars are only available through preorder until November 13: bit.ly/2021SCFC

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

October Painting Workshop


Saturday,  October 17th from 1PM - 3PM

Embrace the fall season with this pumpkin painting workshop. The resin agate plate measures 11” x 7.5” and all supplies are included in the price of the workshop. Social distancing will be practiced and face coverings are required.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Massey Nursery Sign

I recently finished painting and installing a 4' x 6' sign for a local business and wanted to share it with you. It was an interesting project with a lot of research for the correct paint and clear coat. I think it turned out and the customer was very happy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Workshops in New Art Gallery

Yesterday I held a socially distant painting workshop in my new gallery/teaching space.
We painted an apple on a framed piece of galvanized metal. After painting with our masks on, we all grabbed some fresh air outside and grabbed a quick group picture. What a fun afternoon with beautiful weather! 

Yesterday also marked 6 YEARS since I began teaching painting workshops! Time sure is flying and I am so thankful for all my customers’ support! 

Want to know when the next painting workshop will be? Sign up for my newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2PIfebH

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Strobe Signature Artist Exhibition

“Caught in a Country Moment" and "Caught in Another Country Moment" will be on display for the very first time TOGETHER at the Art C Strobe Signature Artists' Exhibit. The show takes place at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville from September 18 - October 9. Thirty-seven talented artists will be part of the show with a live exhibit and safe opening reception on September 18th from 6-9 pm with music in the courtyard by Lizz Sooy.

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts (22 N. High St. Millville, NJ 08322)
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Remembering The Pitman Art Stroll

This week would have been the Fifth Annual Pitman Art Stroll put on by Pitman Gallery and Art Center. Unfortunately, due to the impacts of COVID-19, they had to make the difficult decision to close.
While open, they did amazing things for the South Jersey art scene! They not only provided a place for local and regional artists to show their work, live music, and art classes; They also gave amazing advice and guidance. I am so grateful for all that they did and the opportunities they created for artists and the public to learn about and enjoy art.
Shoutout to Print Signs and Designs for their amazing quality signs throughout the years. They held up great through all the transitional weather September brings. I am so glad I purchased my banners to hold on to these special memories.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Grape Painting

It’s grape season here in the Garden State. There are over 40 varieties of grapes that are grown in New Jersey and over 2 million gallons of wine produced every year. Where’s your favorite vineyard to enjoy Jersey Fresh grapes? Let me know below!


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

August Giveaway

 It’s a giveaway time!  Enter to win this filled pillow of my original acrylic painting “Aldine, NJ”

To enter the drawing:

1. Follow my IG/FB 

2. Like this post 

3. Comment and tag two friends 

* Must be 18+, US resident*
* Drawing open until Monday 8/31/20 12pm.*
* Random winner announced on my FB page & IG story*
* You must do all the requirements to qualify.

*This drawing is provided by Kimberly English Art, LLC and by entering you agree to a complete release of Facebook and recognize that the drawing is in no way sponsored or endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook. Good Luck! 

You can shop all my products at: www.kimberlyenglish.com/shop

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Apple Painting

Who is excited for Jersey Fresh apple season? It will be here before we know it! What’s your favorite apple dish to make? Mine is classic apple pie 

Acrylics on white washed board

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Look for the Silver Lining

This past week would have been the Salem County Fair but was cancelled this year for obvious reasons. Although it’s sad that the 4-H exhibitors didn’t get to show and celebrate their projects and the community didn’t get to enjoy all that the fair has to offer, it was a blessing in disguise. The severe weather we experienced throughout this past week with Tropical Storm Isaias and damaging thunderstorms would have been dangerous for everyone. Let’s all appreciate this silver lining and look forward to next year’s fair. “To make the best better.” 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Watermelon Painting

Happy National Watermelon Day!  Where is your favorite farm or market to get Jersey Fresh Watermelons? Let me know 

Available for purchase on my website 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

New Hair!

New hair! Swipe to see how much I chopped off. It’s been two years since I got a haircut and I was really disappointed when I found out they couldn’t blow dry my hair afterwards. Isn’t that the best part of a haircut, ladies?! I guess I should have waited a little longer 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Peach Painting

Jersey fresh peaches are in season. Where is your favorite farm or market to purchase your peaches? Let me know in the comments below 

Framed acrylic painting on board available for purchase.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

July Workshop

There is one seat left for this month’s painting workshop on Saturday, July 25 from 1-3PM where you can create this rustic bucket. Choose your color of birdhouses! Class size is small to ensure everyone has a successful and enjoyable time while social distancing. All supplies are included with the price of the workshop. 🎨

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Blueberry Painting

Jersey fresh blueberries are in season. Where is your favorite farm or market to purchase your blueberries? Let me know in the comments below 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

July Calendar

Hello, July! This month’s Salem County Farmlands Calendar features Olbrich Farms, Scheese Farms, Along Stow Neck Road, and Myers Farm. Comment below if you know a farm that would like to be featured in the 2021 calendar 

If you are on my VIP email list, be sure to check your email tomorrow for a special offer! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

June Giveaway

 It’s a giveaway time! As an artist, I strive to support and promote New Jersey agriculture and I would like to know how YOU support our local farms.  I’ll be picking TWO winners to receive a waffle weave hand towel featuring my rooster drawing. 

To enter the drawing, simply answer my short survey at: kimberlyenglish.com/farm-survey .

* Must be 18+, US resident. If the winner is not a NJ resident, the prize will be mailed.
* Drawing open til Friday 7/3/20 12pm.*
* Random winner announced on my FB page & IG story* Winner will be contacted via email
* You must complete the survey to qualify. .

*This drawing is provided by Kimberly English Art, LLC and by entering you agree to a complete release of Facebook and recognize that the drawing is in no way sponsored or endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook. Good Luck! 🍀 .

You can shop all of my products at: www.kimberlyenglish.com/shop

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Strawberry Season

 It’s strawberry season here in New Jersey! Which farm do you purchase your strawberries from? Let me know in the comments below 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Salem Oak Anniversary

One year ago, the historic Salem Oak toppled over. The 600 year old white oak was where John Fenwick signed a treaty with local Lenni Lenape Indians in 1675. It has, and always will be, a symbol of our county. 🌳

In 2015, I created this painting of the mighty oak and the iconic diner for the Arts in Bloom Studio Tour. That year, the tour’s theme was artwork inspired by or made with the Salem Oak. (Clippings of the Oak were offered to artists to create with) I completed the painting in just one week and it is has been one of my favorite paintings for so many reasons. 🎨

The original painting, prints, and other products I make here in Salem County are available at: https://bit.ly/TheSalemOak

“The Salem Oak” - Acrylics on Gessobord - 6”x 6” © Kimberly English

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

New Product: Pillow Shams

I am offering s new product: pillow shams! These soft, durable linen material measure 15.75" x 15.75", have a concealed zipper, and are machine washable in cold water. Having a pillow cover that is machine washable was super important to have which is why I am offering this new product. 

To celebrate, I'm offering *FREE SHIPPING* until 6/8
Use coupon code: SHAM at checkout

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New Drawing: Egg

Did you know that May is National Egg Month?Yesterday my kids found the very first egg from one of our pullets and they were so excited! I snapped a picture holding it and did a quick sketch.

Do you have chickens for fresh eggs?

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Virtual Arts in Bloom Video

Below is my virtual Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour video. The driving tour is rescheduled for November 28 & 29.

You can view my portfolio of paintings, in chronological order, here:

Once there you can click each image to read the story, watch the video, and shop products that I make for each painting.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Arts in Bloom Reschedule

The Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour this year will look a little different from the past. This weekend, May 16 and 17, you can take a virtual tour by watching videos of the 32 participating artists on the Salem County Arts in Bloom Facebook Page and website: artsinbloomnj.com There will also be virtual Dig Into Art activities for children to do at home. The driving tour has been rescheduled for November 28 & 29.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

New Drawing: Hudock's

Locals, did you hear?! Hudock’s opens this week! To celebrate, I created this mixed media drawing I took the reference picture on a date night years ago and always loved how the neon sign looked against the dark blue night sky. From start to finish it took about an hour and it was a lot of fun to just play!

Would you like to see this design on t-shirts, tote bags, or clutch bags? Let me know below!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Mother's Day Special

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th and I am offering FREE SHIPPING on hundreds of products that are made right here in Salem County! Greeting Cards, Canvas Prints, Magnets, Coasters, Oven Pot Holders, Clutch Bags, and Keychains. Use coupon code MOM2020 at checkout.

You can have your order shipped directly to mom and I will include a hand written note from you! If you want this option, please put mom’s address in the shipping address and type your note to mom in the "Order Notes” - I’ll handle the rest.

Offer cannot be applied to previous orders and is valid until May 4, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

New Drawing: Brook Bound Farm

Now more than ever it’s apparent how important farmers are in supplying nutritious, healthy foods for our community. Today I wanted to highlight Brook Bound Farm, a local Salem County family farm offering produce to the public from their farm. This week they have: arugula, garlic greens, leaf lettuce, micro greens, pea shoots, and salad combo (8 oz of leaf lettuce, radishes, and 4 oz bag of baby lettuce). Order by Wednesday and pick up on Saturday. Be sure to follow their Facebook and Instagram Brook Bound Farm for more information how to order and weekly updates as they add more varieties of produce as the season progresses.

You can watch the time lapse video of this drawing below

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Now Offering ONLINE Painting Workshops

Join me online to learn how to paint this beautiful beach scene from the comfort of your own home. In this workshop you will learn how to create gradients, textures, and blend acrylic paints. Materials list, template, a 50 minute video lesson, and VIP Facebook Group with access to ask Kimberly questions and share your painting are included. Supplies are not included.

Access for the online workshop will always be available to you through a special login that will be emailed to you after you finalize your purchase. Watch the video below to learn more about purchasing and utilizing your online painting workshops with Kimberly English. Due to the digital nature of the workshop, no refunds will be granted after purchase.

How to Sign Up and Access Online Classes

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

New Book: The First Ten Years of Paintings

I put together a softcover booklet featuring 39 of my paintings from 2009-2019 in chronological order. Each painting has the story about its creation with 38 full color pages. Click the link to check it out: bit.ly/10YearsofPaintings

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Painting Progression: Caught in Another Country Moment

Introducing my new painting, “Caught in Another Country Moment” In Aldine, the dairy farmers of Triangle Farm would walk their cows down the street twice a day. Locals knew this daily ritual as “The Cow Parade” which would stop traffic at the intersection and cause commuters to wait for the cows to walk from the field to the barn for milking. I absolutely loved watching the cows walk down the road and would often make sure to be there around the time that they would walking. I took the reference picture for this painting in March of 2009. The farmers retired and the cow parade has since ended. I wanted to create this painting to honor the farmer’s legacy and preserve this special memory held by so many people. This is the second painting in the series and features the Thomas family house.

Painting Progression Video

I have products featuring my latest painting available on my website: archival prints, tote bags, pillow sham, kitchen pot holder, clutch bag, coaster set, keychain, and more! You can shop products, view the painting reveal artist talk, and painting progression video here: bit.ly/CIACM2

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New Drawing: Cream Valley Custard

Today would have been the opening day for Cream Valley Custard but unfortunately, they had to postpone their opening due to the coronavirus. What is the first thing you are going to order when they open?! I could really go for a hot fudge sundae with Dino jimmies. Comment below:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Private Art Student Wins Silver Key Scholastic Arts & Writing Award

Nothing brings me more happiness and pride than the success of my students! I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to teach this amazing young lady in her artistic journey. My private art lesson student, Cecily, won a Silver Key in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her graphite drawing, “Globe Artichokes” She took her reference picture at Longwood Gardens and began working on it independently. She brought the drawing every week to her lesson and we’d talk about her progress and discuss techniques for rendering the various textures of the plants and leaves. Can you spot the tiny spider?

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Painting Reveal

I will be revealing my new painting on March 28 at 7:30PM ONLINE and you are invited! This painting is the second in the Aldine Cow Parade Series.  Be one of the first people to see the painting up close, listen to a brief artist talk, and watch the progression video.  

For more information and to RSVP:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Mason Jar Workshop

Saturday’s painting workshop was a lot of fun!  Everyone did a wonderful job creating their stylized flower bouquets in an aqua mason jar 💐

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

New Drawing: Schober's Apples

Wm. Schober Sons’s last day of their winter season is this Saturday! Starting today they are having “Buy One Get One Free” while supplies last on: Apples (excludes deer apples)🍎, Nancy Hall sweet potatoes 🍠 , and onions 🧅 Their hours are Thursday and Friday from 9AM-5PM and Saturday from 8:30AM-4:30PM. Go to their website for more information: schoberorchards.com

I’ll be making some pies with the apples I picked up 🥧 What’s your favorite apple dish?

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Featured in the Elmer Times

Thank you to the Elmer Times Company for featuring an article about my recent donation to the Penns Grove FFA Chapter through the sale of my Salem County Farmlands Calendar. I feel blessed to be able to share my artwork to instill pride in our beautiful agricultural county and financially help local youth farmer education programs.
If you ever feel like as an individual you can’t make a difference - think again! I’m a one woman show around here: I paint the artwork, take the photos, teach the classes, and make the products; all while raising two little ones. As always, thank you to those who actively choose to support me by engaging with my social media posts, buying my artwork, and attending workshops. It means more than you’ll ever know.
One of the most important things I have learned is that every little bit adds up to a lot! Everything is accomplished in its own time and as long as you’re consistent everything will get done. Just believe you can and you’re halfway there. 

All of the original paintings hanging up behind me are available for purchase. Message me for details or go to: www.kimberlyenglish.com/shop

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New Drawing: Rooster

Here is a new drawing of a rooster that was one a part of my family's farm. I used General pencils and a tortillon to create this drawing. Watch the time lapse video below to see it come to life!