Kendra Skinner, a local watercolor artist, is known for painting florals and children’s portraits. Through her online business, Lilac Paperie, she is able to live her dream of taking her artwork from her brush to inside local southwest Missouri homes.
417 Home: How did you go from doing watercolor as a hobby to commission?
Kendra Skinner: I decided to paint more when I realized that over time, I was doing mostly digital design for the business that my husband and I run. While I also love that type of work, I realized that I was missing that tangible piece about art that I had always loved. I wanted to get messy again. With the support of my husband, friends and family, I began painting more, teaching classes and selling in a few local shops and online.