Upcoming Classes: Kimberly Godinho


The Painted Cork Founder ~ Kimberly Godinho

Kimberly Godinho is The Painted Cork Art Studios' proud founder, owner, and operator! She was born in Los Gatos, but because her parents divorced when she was very young, she attended school and was raised in the numerous neighboring towns of Santa Cruz, Gilroy, Hollister, and Morgan Hill. As a result, she loves to say she's from "Santa Los Gil-Mo-Ho"! Kimberly founded her company with a vision in her heart, a BFA in hand, and over 30 years of teaching and painting expertise. She established The Painted Cork Art Studio at 801 Sutter St in Folsom's historic "Old Town" in 2010. She opened The Painted Cork's second location at 1624 J Street in Midtown Sacramento in June 2013. And she opened in Santa Cruz in 2018! Unfortunately the pandemic in 2020 forced her to close her studio locations and take her business on the road. However, she just opened a brand new space on the westside of Santa Cruz in a giant warehouse on Delaware Ave!

Kimberly Godinho is a California artist and art instructor with a bachelor's degree in fine art from the Ringling School of Art and Design, which she received with honors in 1999. She also received various awards and scholarships while at RSAD, including the New York Studio Residency Program, where she lived and worked as a professional artist in New York City during her Junior year. Kimberly is an accomplished artist who works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, stone carving, wood and plaster sculpture, and printmaking. She has sold her artwork and held shows in California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and Maryland. She has also completed scores of commissioned projects as a portrait artist, muralist, and children's book illustrator, in addition to teaching art to children and adults for over 30 years. Her favorite class to teach is Paint Your Pet, which she created in 2010 and continues to teach in the Santa Cruz studio.

Kimberly enjoys spending time in her garden and at her Aptos home with her husband Michael, 16-year-old son Michael, two labs named Sugar and Bruno, and her three cats named Oreo, Pickles, and Bocephus when she is not working on her new studio, teaching in-person classes or online classes, or creating home painting kits.

To view Kimberly Godinho’s series of Early American Coin Paintings, click on this link: Coin Paintings by Kimberly Godinho

To view Kimberly's other artwork under her alter ego Kimberly Kalifornia, click on this link: Journals by Kimberly Kalifornia

Kimberly’s Upcoming Classes

Kimberly Godinho Class Calendar