kim testone holds a ba in drawing from the university of central florida and a masters in arts administration from savannah college of art and design. kim is a former art magazine editor, writer and theme park caricature artist. her paintings focus on ordinary objects, with a bit of a quirky and sentimental twist. she paints subjects that celebrate imagination and entertainment, from nostalgic toys and games to colorful desserts to trompe l'oeil pieces that aim to fool the viewer's perceptions. she resides in syracuse, new york, with her husband and their three cats.
“my hope is to capture a little bit of unexpected joy in everyday subjects and surprise the viewer. if my work can elicit a smile or help someone recapture a warm memory, that's a pretty good day."