Jamie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from Brenau University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Business Law from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She is an NCIDQ Registered Interior Designer offering her clients a comprehensive background with 15 years of interior design experience, 10 of those years as owner of her own design studio, and 15 years of experience in the financial sector of corporate business.

Kern’s body of work has been widely published. Her work has been recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers for design excellence and featured as a case study in the interior design textbook “Beginnings of Interior Environments” for the education of up-and-coming interior designers. Her work is featured in the hardback anthology “Modern Interior Design – American Collection” published in 2010.

Great Source for Artwork – Caia Koopman

I was introduced to a great source for artwork by a friend and I fell head over heals.  The artist is   Caia Koopman.  I STILL don’t own a piece of her work but I will soon remedy that.   I’m really drawn to Pop Surrealism and sometimes I’m also repelled.  But either way, I react when I see it.   One thing I enjoy about this genre of art is the whimsical and exaggerated features of the feminine face that make the subjects seem childlike and naive. And yet, at the same time, they’re seductive, thoughtful, tormented and bad@*#.   Caia captures this juxtaposition in everything she does.

Caia has an interesting background that forms the basis of her artwork.   She earned her degree from University of California in Santa Cruz and still lives in Santa Cruz.  Now for those of you who have never visited this quirky central coast town, this is where the hippies migrated, generations of little hippies were born, and the wannabe’s have followed.   It’s a land of skateboards, full-sleeve tats, surfing, protests and causes.   What I love most is that she’s been able to communicate the heart of the SC counter culture and her own social concerns and ideals into every piece.   So if you study just a little further you might find hints to a deeper message.

But here’s the best thing about Caia Koopman.  While we aren’t all able to toss out $3,000-$10,000 for an original piece, she offers her images for sale as limited edition prints, prints on metal and wood, posters, calendars.   You can even find gadget covers,  watches and jewelry.  So take a minute to check out Caia Koopman’s Shop!


great source for artwork - genus rainbowis by caia koopman

“Genus Rainbowis”


Great Source for Artwork - Caia Koopman Artowrk "Moonrise Owl"

“moonrise Owl”


Great Source for Artwork - Caia Koopman Artowrk "Cannon Girl"

“Cannon Girl”



Great Source for Artwork - Caia Koopman Artowrk "Sky Lily"

“Sky Lily”


Great Source for Artwork - Caia Koopman Artowrk "Grease Monkey"

“Grease Monkey”