Name: Kiki Slaughter
Company: Kiki Slaughter & Coco Hill
Lives In: Atlanta, GA
About Me: I am an abstract artist. I love paint and I’m pretty much always covered in it. My children, Hill and Finleigh, are my greatest works of art. I am married to my college sweetheart, Hunter, and our first baby was our golden retriever, Ma'am.
In addition to paintings, my art also covers jewelry, wallpaper and more. I co-founded Coco Hill, a line of jewelry created from my painted canvas, aka “Wearable Art” and the name is inspired by our firstborns.
What are your skills?: Production Work
What is your education?: BA from The University of Virginia with a double major in Studio Art and Art History. MA in Contemporary Art History from The Sotheby's Institute in London
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Sponsorship, Mentorship, Mentoring, and Friendship
Other interests: I am fascinated to learn about how things are made, particularly in the artistic/design field. While traveling in Europe I had the opportunity to visit many fabric and leather mills and got a first hand look at how textiles are made. It gave me a new appreciation for creating goods.
I love animals (particularly Ma’am), good food, travel and most importantly family.
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: My heart literally skipped a beat when I first learned about heymama. As a working Mom in a new city, it has been a struggle to find a group of like-minded women. Throw in a difficult pregnancy / birth and it has made for a challenging and lonely time. I am now the Mom of two babes and am excited to be back in the studio at full throttle. A network of other inspired Moms is exactly what my business and self needs. I am eager to connect with other Moms who are equally as passionate about their kids and careers. In short, heymama sounds like magic and I want to be a part of it.
What are your brand goals for this year?: To diversify and expand my brand awareness and translate my artistic endeavors across new product lines and collaborations.
Words you live by/quotes you love: "Life is a great big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can." Danny Kaye.
"Never, never, never quit" Winston Churchill
And in general, trust your gut.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?: When I was stuck in the high school mindset of wanting to fit in and blend in, Karen Silverman, my mentor and long time art teacher encouraged me to be myself, find my unique vision as an artist and focus on my strengths. Her support encouraged me to become the artist I am today…