Meet Watercolor Artist Shirley Kruse

I love my studio in our new home in Lake St. Louis Missouri, where my husband Larry and I work on projects together. A Looong time ago, I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Central Missouri State University. While growing up I was always working at some type of messy art project, and when I was introduced to watercolor painting in college, I was hooked. With my architectural drawing classes and experience as a Draftsman, I have zeroed in on painting buildings and over the years have developed a style of drawing buildings with accuracy and attention to detail. I have taken classes and watercolor workshops over the years to keep up with new trends and meet other artists. I am a member of the St. Louis Artist Guild and the ST. Louis Watercolor Society.


I also love gardening and enjoy adding beautiful landscaping to my paintings. I have been asked to paint new houses as they are sold by a realtor, before the landscaping has been put in. Several homeowners have commented they used my placement of bushes and trees when the time came to actually put them in their yard.


I believe in having a painting completed when promised and have never had an unsatisfied client. I have included in this website many testimonials to the quality and satisfaction of my work from many repeat customers. I hope you will consider me to paint your home.