Hi, friends! Check out today’s Artist Spotlight interview with Kimberly Hunley, co-founder of Black Quill Studio! Kimberly and her sister Melissa both own the modernized vintage art shop and feature their art pieces at Black Quill Studio. Good Life Detroit’s “Artist Spotlight” will feature an interview with a Detroit or Metro Detroit-based artist, highlighting his/her art. If you are a local artist and would like to feature your art on the blog, contact Jennifer for more details! (This blog post is sponsored by Black Quill Studio. For more information about sponsored blog posts, read my disclosure policy.)
Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with Metro Detroit-based artist Kimberly Hunley. Kimberly and her sister Melissa own Black Quill Studio, a modern vintage art shop which features modernized vintage and art deco styles created by the sisters. “We are a modern vintage printed art shop for industrial or urban chic homes,” Kimberly says.
Before opening Black Quill Studio, the sisters owned an online art store through Etsy. “Our Etsy shop was modest and was a great learning opportunity as we searched for a more permanent concept,” says Kimberly. “After a year with our fledgling shop, Black Quill was realized and created.”
The sisters are inseparable; Kimberly says they are never far apart. “We have always spent hours drawing and creating.” The last few years, Kimberly and Melissa have focused on finishing their college studies, learning more about business, and creating art through graphic design and art.
“Black Quill Studio is an urban chic art studio that is Michigan-minded and focused on creating art modern and classy that fit your home.” ~Kimberly Hunley, co-founder of Black Quill Studio
Edgy, Vintage Chic Style
Kimberly and Melissa use a stylized-technical pen and quill pen to create their vintage art. “Both pen types create a beautiful edgy vintage chic style that enhances the beauty and appeal of urban Detroit art.”
In fact, Black Quill Studio features many art pieces which reflect Detroit culture. From the famous Fisher Building chandelier to the historic Ford Model T, customers can find an array of Detroit and Michigan themed art.
“Our core designs will evolve to include many more Michigan designs, as well as continue having other vintage designs. The new designs of Michigan Mitten, Detroit, Fisher Building Chandelier, and Michigan are just the beginning of a long line of locally themed art.”
The Fisher Building Chandelier | Kimberly and Melissa use a stylized-technical pen and quill pen to create their vintage art. | Photo courtesy Kimberly Hunley
New Art Collections Released Every Season
Black Quill Studio releases new art collections every season: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. “New collections are carefully created over several months to create the best atmosphere in each pieces new home.”
If you’d like to order a Black Quill Studio art piece, visit their official website here. An online instant chat is featured on the website where you can chat with a representative directly.
You can also sign up for Black Quill Studio’s email newsletter to receive the latest updates of the art shop and announcements of the release of a new art collection. Visit blackquillstudio.com/newsletter to sign up for the email newsletter.
Black Quill Studio Custom Orders
“Custom orders are a great way to personalize a room even more closely to your personal style” says Kimberly. “Please connect with us through Instagram or email for any custom orders! Custom orders start from $100.”
Black Quill Studio’s Official Instagram: @blackquillstudio
Black Quill Studio’s Official Website click here.
Join Black Quill Studio!
If you are an artist and you are interested in joining Black Quill Studio, send Kimberly and Melissa a direct message on their Instagram account!
Special Sale Running September 24 to September 30! (THIS SALE HAS ENDED.) Beginning September 24, 2017, Black Quill Studio is having a sale. Orders over $25 get a special bonus in their order: a spiral notebook with one of Kimberly’s art featured on the cover. Sale ends on September 30, 2017.
Special thanks to Kimberly Hunley for taking the time for an interview and sharing Black Quill Studio’s amazing art!