Carrie KingsburyArt Form(s):
As a visiting artist, my primary goal is to facilitate a wonderful, positive, educational, and hands-on experience for every participant involved. The teachers, students, and administrators should come away having had fun and learning new skills. Students are sure to come away with an experience that boosts their confidence and self-esteem.
Carrie Kingsbury was born in Suffolk County, New York and started receiving scholarships to art camps and classes at a young age. She began painting commissioned work in grade school. After high school she attended Bismarck (ND) State College and Kutztown (PA) University, earning degrees in Graphic Design and Fine Arts. After college she worked in many arts-related fields, such as a jewelry setter and finisher, art gallery assistant, art instructor, and sign maker, to name a few.
Carrie has been a full time mural painter since 1999, when she started Promiseland Murals. She has many large commercial and residential projects in her portfolio, such as St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in North Philadelphia, Children’s Home of Reading Day School, Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia at King of Prussia and at Philadelphia, Julius Silvert corporate headquarters in North Philadelphia, Victorio’s Restaurant in North Coventry (PA), Malvern Pizza historical mural about the town of Malvern and the Malvern train bridge exterior murals, and many fine homes on the east coast. Carrie has traveled as far as California and India to paint. In 2009, her work was displayed as part of the television show Extreme Home Makeover (Berks edition), and she has participated in many mini makeovers in Berks County, PA, and the surrounding area. Carrie was involved in many Designing for Hope projects involving murals and painted a backdrop for Quaker City string band for the 2016 Mummers Parade. She also has volunteered teaching art for a scouting program for girls since 1994. Carrie’s studio and home are now in Birdsboro, PA, where she resides with her husband and son.