Kevin G. Saunders
Successful people create legacies. They are better at creating them than documenting them. My extensive career as a master portrait artist provides me the vision to find your story and to tell it visually with dignity for you. It has taken a lifetime for me to learn to see.
Now, I can help others who need their story told in a portrait and my vision translates into their own historical record. This is like a movie with one frame. Unlike a snapshot that is glanced at and forgotten, my subjects' likeness invites study and thoughtfulness.
The wall portrait is a powerful medium to share a lifetime of achievement to someone visually. Unlike the digital medium, the emotions of the subject come through loud and clear in an elegant manner. Clients choose between black and white or color portraits, each having unique characteristics and both able to last for generations.
I've studied human behavior for decades and find that this has given me a unique perspective in portraiture. The mechanics of capturing an image are relatively easy. Capturing the soul of a subject is more challenging. One must give permission. When photography was invented, people were terrified as they thought the photographer was stealing their souls! As an empath, I think there is something to that so I make a pledge to each subject. "I will steal your soul, but I promise to take very good care of it and return it in better shape than when I stole it.
Shelby A. Templer
Some of my first memories are of my grandmother humming a sweet tune while she turned her oils, acrylics, and pastels into magnificent landscapes, still lifes and breathtaking portraits. My little ears were always listening to her talk about art, love, and life. Guitar circles of friends, big cowboy mustachioed men serenading sweet tunes of songs they wrote by the fireplace of her home. She steeped in me a great appreciation of self-expression and my love for connection.
My role as the Executive Director at KGS Studios is to educate clients on the studio and help facilitate the client experience. I’m a second pair of eyes to ensure that all details are inline, co-designing the choreography, and nurture a seamless journey. We are here to help tell your story, to show your legacy, like a movie in one single frame. We are the premier, fine arts portrait studio in the country.
Aside from being a part of the magic in the creative realm, I manage the production team, do community outreach, marketing, and customer relationship management.