Kimball Willson, artist and owner
BS Management Communications, Lifelong Artist, Professional Speaker
I've had numerous careers (corporate marketing, real estate sales, professional horseback riding, functional nutrition... and more) but the one constant in my life has always been art.
Corporate To Canvas™ is the culmination of these professional experiences combined with my passion for art and bringing positivity to others.
It is very powerful to have passion and purpose intersect, and I'm grateful everyday to be doing this "work'".
Below you may read more about the creation of Corporate to Canvas and the difference I bring to my clients.
About the creation of Corporate to Canvas in San Diego, CA
Every December I create art as gifts for the holidays – pen and ink drawings of pets, renderings of a family member’s new house, portraits for ornament frames. I love doing this not only for the joy it brings the recipient, but also for the uplifting energy and benefits I receive as I design, focus, draw and paint.
When 2018 began, I volunteered to lead my Toastmasters club through a vision board workshop (cutting out inspiring magazine images to paste on a poster board). We chatted, snacked, and drank wine as we clipped and pasted our dreams and goals for the New Year. When sharing our boards at the end of the session, I could tell the other members in the group felt that same energy I experience every December - it gave me a clue about where art would fit in. That glow, excitement, and accomplishment that comes from creating art is exhilarating and I wanted to help more people experience that sensation.
Although not fully formed, I had an idea in mind and went in search of opportunities that would align with my artistic interests while serving others. I found a paint and sip company that was hiring an instructor! With my love for painting and inherent skill of replicating artwork, the role seemed like a perfect fit. After shadowing two classes and loading my car to the brim with art supplies, I realized I had made the leap to connect my passion with my purpose.
Corporate To Canvas takes this to the next level by incorporating my professional experience working within corporate America and my speaking background. During my classes, I am honored to witness the connections, collaborations, and creativity that comes from the groups I guide. It’s inspiring for everyone to finish class bursting with enthusiasm, confidence and feeling proud of the artwork they made. This energy flows back into their personal and professional lives and it’s exciting to see how a little time spent creating art can have such a huge impact on the lives of others!