A Girl Creating Peace with some Colored Pencils, A Paintbrush and a HUMONGOUS Smile 🙂

Known for her light-hearted artwork, full of fun stick figures donning red sneakers and joy-filled painting parties, Kyia Watkins is an artist on a mission to empower others to  embrace & celebrate their lives one PEACE at a time.

Her work evokes joy and happiness in its viewers, drawing them in to examine the detail in each picture, while allowing them the space to imagine themselves in the piece.

Kyia draws inspiration from every peace of everyday life…from the sounds, colors and cultures of Boston’s South End, where she grew up with her sister and mother…To the chatter and laughter during the 6am bus rides with her best friend, to Sharon, MA where she attended school…From reading wedding vows to her high school sweetheart to spotting a purple flower petal on the concrete on the way to the train.  Through life’s experiences, she has come to realize that,” The more we really open our minds and hearts to embrace and celebrate the little things, the more peace we invite into our lives and in the lives of those around us. Even in the midst of the struggle, we have the choice to create our own peace.”

These tiny peaces of Love, Laughter and Peace are the foundation for every “peace” of artwork Kyia creates.

Kyia’s work is showcased in numerous establishments in the Massachusetts area and in private collections in the US and abroad.  Over 400 people have created canvas and wineglass painted masterPEACES at her Paint Your Peace Painting Parties.  She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and children who are a constant influence in her work.

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”  Robert Brault


Here are some of those whose already been sprinkled with Love, Laughter and Peace from At Peace Arts:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Boston City Hall

Boston City Lights

Boston Public Library

Boston University

Boston’s Forgotten Felines

Blueprint Conference for Girls/ Spelman College

Bright Horizons

Caesaria Restaurant

Counseling Center

Delectable Desires Pastries

EMD Serono

Franklin D Roosevelt School


Georgetowne Homes

Harvard Street Health Center

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Hyde Park Farmer’s Market

Hyde Park Main Streets

Little Voices Childcare

Mattapan Food & Fitness

Mattapan Main Streets

Montserrat Aspirer’s Community Center

National Center for Race Amity

Neponset Field Residences

New England Medical Center

Ore A Love Story Restaurant

Oxford Properties

Relay for Life

Retail Business Services, LLC

River Grille

Robert Fortes House Residences

Serafina Boston

Sharon High School

Technical Assistance Collaborative

The Briar Rose

The Fairmount Grille

Wheelock College

Zeta Phi Beta

and many private homes and establishments in the New England Area!

Hundreds of people have had the At Peace Arts experience to date…are you next?!?!