Artist Biography for Sommer Kibbee
Sommer Kibbee is a 41 year old artist who owns the Art Junkie Studio in Newton, Iowa where she creates and shares her love of art with several students and art enthusiasts. She is also a vegetarian who LOVES to cook, and a complete “tree-hugger” who embraces the opportunity to teach her students to recycle junk into art…hence the name, “Art Junkie”. She specializes in acrylic paintings and murals but enjoys ALL forms of art! Her father, Dana Brown, is a sculptor who inspired her to love art from a very young age and to be an artist. Sommer also works in the Graphics Department of the Vernon Company which is also located in Newton, Iowa.
Sommer spends what little spare time she has with the love of her life, Victor Walton, and their blended family of all daughters including Chloe, Victoria, Bridget, Tina and DaReasha…and 9 grandchildren!
The Art Junkie studio is located in the heart of Newton, Iowa where children and adults alike enjoy private lessons, group classes, wine and canvas events, birthday parties, etc…..all under the instruction of Sommer Kibbee. Once a year, the studio holds an open house where Sommer and her students display and sell their art. Each year, twenty percent of the proceeds are donated to a designated charity. Sommer prides herself on teaching her students to strive to make a difference in this world using their creativity and talents!