About the Artist

My life changing experience brought me to the art of painting on silk. From 1966 to 1969 I was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the Luzon Mountains of the Philippines. Here I developed my strong interest in orchids and orchid collecting. Upon finishing my Peace Corps program I went to Java and apprenticed under Indonesia Batik Master Bambang Oetoro. This experience has proven to be the major influence in my life and work. 

Upon returning to the United States I opened a silk painting studio in New York City and worked with two exceptional artists. As a studio our works grew exponentially and our paintings sold at galleries and museum gift shops throughout the United States and Israel. Today I specialize in capris, leggings, large floral paintings and silk and poly chiffon scarves.

Our studio specializes in only the finest art - both to enhance your walls and to beautify your body. In addition to being a renowned artist, Jamie Kirkell is a mastertful teacher, sharing his craft and skill in workshops throughout the year.

The Kirkell Scarf Collection offers colorful abstracts, florals and geometrics. Matching just about any mood and style, the scarves complement the wearer and glow with personality and sophistication.

Leggings and Capris! We know you can't wear a scarf to yoga class. But what about having that scarf custom-printed on your yoga leggings and capris? Discover our exciting new collection of fun, fashionable, vibrant leggings and capris to keep you young at heart!

In addition to the scarf and leggings collections, Kirkell Silk Studios offer fine art prints of Kirkell's original silk paintings, suitable for framing and gifting for any occasion.

Kirkell Silk Studios also works on commission with clients and interior designers to create original works of art. These silk tapestries and framed art works provide eye-catching accents for large wall spaces or serve as subtle room dividers.

My studio is located at 2737 Hyde Park Street, Sarasota, Florida, and is open to the public for studio visits. Please call or text for an appointment 941-284-7277 or email me at jamie@kirkellsilkstudios.com.