About Little Splashes of Color

My name is Kathy Jurek and I’m a watercolor artist and children's illustrator. 

I was born and raised in New England and started studying art seriously when I was in middle school.

It's a journey, right?

Right out of high school, I joined the Air Force thinking they might make me a graphic designer (Nope!), then I got married and my husband and I decided to stay in Omaha, Nebraska where we had met. An art career was only wishful thinking and I tried going to college for other more “practical” careers, but I lost interest. So I worked a lot of office jobs (that I hated), raised two children and then I finally did get my college degree in Studio Art/Graphic Design. I was 45. 

Children's illustration

After I graduated, I spent 3 years freelance illustrating and worked on about a dozen children’s illustration projects and scrapbook paper designs. I also had an Etsy shop and I discovered that I preferred selling my art directly to the public.

Little Splashes of Color

In 2017 I created this website to run along with my Etsy shop. I have created many themed wall art print collections for kids’ rooms over the years and though I have a variety of art, my bestsellers are "boy wall art"- tractors and construction trucks, trains, airplanes, and pickup trucks. I think that is partly because it's been easier for me to be found for those but I still have hopes that more customers will discover my animal nursery prints and other "girl wall art".😁

If you've been curious at all about me and checked out my Instagram account, you will see that I’m also a passionate portrait artist. I love to paint children so I added a listing to this site. 

What you can expect

I think of my business as a little online boutique. It’s a pleasure to share my art with you.

I handle everything that relates to my business so when you reach out, you're actually contacting me. I fulfill orders within 1-3 business days. All the printing, packing and shipping is done in my studio, and I personally take it to the post office. 

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The prints we ordered are perfect for my son’s 3rd birthday and I can’t wait to hang them in his room. Kathy provided amazing customer service and helped us when we needed our order slightly custom. She was quick to respond and our prints showed up packaged with care and quickly! I will be ordering from her again and highly recommend her!!! Worth the price!!! ~ Justin Z.