Repenning Fine Arts is Camden County’s largest privately owned art center. It is located at 35 East Kings Highway, Audubon New Jersey (near White Horse Pike). Their building houses a school of fine art, full service custom framing shop, art gallery, art supplies and the studios of artists Kristin and Jim Repenning. This husband and wife team moved their shop from Haddon Township to this location over fifteen years ago. Their business has continued to flourish from that time, by teaching over two hundred students a year and serving the public’s artistic needs.
Both Jim and Kristin’s art focuses on the local natural beauty found in their native state of New Jersey. They get their inspiration from the Jersey shore, the peaceful local river ways, and the wilderness of the pine barrens. Each puts their unique sensibility to their individual works by depicting our natural surroundings that are so often overlooked.
Kristin has merged her lifelong passions of art and teaching, dedicating her life to teaching and artistically nourishing the children as well as adults, that come to her school. She approaches both sides of her career with her love and humor. Concentrating on art later in life, she studied at local colleges and with her husband to hone her natural skills. She works primarily in oils and pastels with an ecologic bent to her subject matter.
Jim Repenning, like his wife, grew up in Haddonfield. He then attended The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where upon graduation won the Cresson European Traveling Scholarship. He has painted, framed, and taught art in Camden County for the past thirty-one years. He has worked in oil and pastel for all his life and for the past few years has incorporated photography into his works. Each week he can be found kayaking down the rivers of South Jersey, taking and painting pictures to use in his work. (View Jim’s resume here.)