Kit Sunderland is a Chicago-area based artist. She has her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University, with a focus on water-based painting. She is also working toward her Masters of Fine Arts from Azuza Pacific University, her completion date is set for July 2017.
Sunderland has enjoyed teaching private and group art lessons for all ages out of her own studio since 1996. Her teaching philosophy can be expressed in the belief that everyone has their creative side, and everyone has the desire to communicate. Sunderland believes that being creative, solving problems, inventing processes stimulates the satisfied side of your brain while raising the self-esteem and giving the artist hope for the challenges of life.
She, also, has a constant desire to communicate, and to create. Sunderland’s chosen method of communication is a visual artistic expression. She has been enjoying living a life of artistic expression and exhibiting her work since 1996 at various juried exhibitions, public galleries, and private collections throughout the country. Using wet and dry medium, Sunderland creates two-dimensional works, which focus on the idea of the duality of life. She enjoys pairing seemingly opposite materials, ideas, and styles together. For example, some of her works show pieces in which she has overlaid intuitive, quick painting on top of precise, methodical drawings. When these opposing aspects are brought together, the viewer sees two sides of the same coin.