Caroline Murphy is an award-winning painter working in cityscapes, still lifes and landscapes. Capturing introspective moments, she mainly works in acrylics, studying light, saturation and
unique color combinations. A mother of four and graphic designer, she has lived in Fredericksburg since 1997.
Martina Sestakova is a native of the Czech Republic and the owner at RADOST (est. 2016). The name of her company means ‘joy’ in Czech. Martina holds a BFA in Communication from the University of Maryland (College Park, MD) and an MFA in Fashion Design from the Academy of Arts University (San Francisco, CA).
I bought my painting at Studio K Collective and every day I am so thankful I did! The Collective is so cool -- such unique and gorgeous pieces. I love that it's all women-owned small businesses -- so easy to support! And I love my painting. It brings me joy whenever I look at it (all day long!), and I seem to always find something new in it.
I love shopping at Studio k! There is always something new and adorable that i can’t live without. Kirsten has such a great eye for art and jewelry. I can always find something for a hostess gift, or a teacher gift, or - who am i kidding? - a special treat for myself.
I did a virtual FaceTime shopping session with the owner of StudioK Collective. Her scarf and textile selection is spectacular. I ended up purchasing a few scarves – some for me and some for gifts. One of them is so unique it is now showcased in my LinkedIn profile picture. Gotta love wearable art!
I bought a one of a kind necklace this year from Studio k Collective. It was a bit too short so they worked with the artist and they customized it to the exact length I needed. It was beautifully wrapped up and shipped to me. This boutique has a keen eye for detail and customer service. It was a pleasure from start to finish.
I was looking for some fun, unique gifts for friends and family and I found them at studioK! I found so many creative and inspiring pieces of artwork; I found it hard to decide and will go back again. The jewelry, pottery and textiles are all so beautiful! Even the candles hit the mark on supporting artisans at the grassroots level.
Meet Our Artists
Amanda Coelho ART + DESIGN
Amanda Coelho is an oil painter who paints contemporary realism with a bold, graphic influence. Informed by her work as a graphic designer, her paintings infuse color and texture, with light and shadow play to bring her subjects to life. Working from self-composed photographs, she loves to focus on the meticulous details of an object to capture the quiet and complex beauty in each subject. Amanda lives in Bethesda, MD, with her husband and two teenage sons.
Sarah Renzi Sanders
Sarah Renzi Sanders is a mixed media artist born in Washington D.C. After ten years of teaching art and the birth of her third child, Sarah decided to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time artist. In her work, she explores spirituality and the feminine journey. Her paintings are greatly influenced by her meditation practice and her children. Sarah has participated in international online exhibitions and in juried exhibitions in the D.C. metro area.