About the Artist

Kim Arre-Gerber is an artist and designer based in the Berkshires. She specializes in painting, photography and graphic design. Before Kim founded Animal Laughter Studios a decade ago, she worked on the creative end of the newspaper and print business. Kim received her commercial art degree from Russell Sage College of Albany. Her work is currently on display at the South Street Veterinary Hospital in Pittsfield, MA.

Artist, Kim Arre Gerber

Kim combines her love of art and compassion for animals in her favorite medium, acrylic. Creating pet portraits in a unique and whimsical light (no one does smiling dogs better), Kim has the unique talent of capturing the essence of the pets she paints. A self-prescribed dog-a-holic, Kim believes all animals deserve unconditional love. She’s known in the Berkshire community as a devoted animal advocate, and compassionate shelter volunteer, giving back as often as possible to animal causes near and far. She’s a member of the League of Animal Artists, Canine Art Guild, Berkshire Art Association, Columbia-Greene & Berkshire Humane Societies, and German Shepherd Rescue of New England.

Using her skills as an artist, Kim's on a mission to put a smile on everyone's face, one animal at a time. Her passion for her work is evident in her custom portraits where she uses photographs to create original pieces of art- each as unique as her clients and their beloved companions.

Kim lives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts with her husband Ron, daughter Sammi, and German Shepherds, Major & Sarge.