Kim Kreis Didn’t Retire Instead She Rewired

Kim paints in her old formal dining room every day, almost all day, but says she’s glad to put her paintbrush down to help with the grandchildren. “I kept moving things around [in the dining room] until I decided to move the table out and make it my studio,” she says.

Kim’s love of gardening influences what she paints. The colorful flowers she paints are inspired by what grows right outside her backdoor. She loves to say about her paintings, “From the garden to the canvas. I want people to look at it and think I don’t know why I like it but it makes me happy.”

Making the transition from business owner to artist was indeed easy for Kim. From the time we are born, we are continually rewiring, she says, and God is giving us new circumstances and situations all the time. “I’m 60 years old and I wouldn’t trade where I am now for anything. My life is at its richest with family, grandchildren, and painting.” That’s why her motto is, “Don’t retire, rewire.”