My name is M.E. Kuzma and I’m a teaching artist with a background in both studio art and art therapy. I live in Kirtland Ohio with my boyfriend and two dogs. ‘Art by MEK’ is my company that I started in 2015 in which I offer painting and multimedia art classes for artistic kids and adults of all abilities and populations. Using a variety of media with a project-based lesson approach, my main goal for classes is to teach the elements of art while highlighting the benefits of creative play and engagement. I keep it positive and humorous while creating meaningful art and connecting with students.


In addition to teaching, I also create a constant flow of original artwork including dog portraits and commissions. Nature is my constant inspiration in my past and current body of work, which is often nature scenes and funny little animals. Although I haven’t entered traditional art shows in years, I’m always looking for public art opportunities. My artwork, “Chagrin River/Steelhead Alley” is wrapping a signal box right in front of FireStation #2 on Lost Nation Road in Willoughby Ohio. I also have a print on glass, “Rainbow Through the Trees” hanging at Summa Health Pride Clinic in Akron, Ohio. My hope is to continue to pursue more public art opportunities in the future. Currently I’m working to offer eco-friendly products with my art and design on them as well continuing to create original artwork and commissions!


I enjoy creating anything animal or nature related. Email me with your idea and send along the photo you’d like me to work from~
(please no copyrighted photos without permission)


I work in a variety of materials including alcohol markers, watercolors, acrylic paint, as well as air dry clay if you’d like a sculpture.


Turn around time depends on artwork complexity as well as how much I’m working on at the time, but usually averages around 2-4 weeks…

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