About Artistic Studios

Learn more about Kenneth Kinville and his full-time taxidermy business.

Ken posing with a full-size taxidermy deer

I have been a taxidermist for more than 30 years. After I earned my associate’s degree, I continued college and studied taxidermy. To stay current, I take courses from master taxidermists every year so I can learn new techniques and ideas. I’ve always lived in New York, and I enjoy hunting and fishing in my free time. 

Even though I have experience working with many different species, I enjoy working on birds and deer heads the most. It makes me most proud when I can re-create a memory for a customer so they can remember it forever.

Field Care procedures

Do not cut the neck skin or puncture the ears. Do not cut up the back of the neck. Skin from 5″ behind the shoulders to 3″ behind the ears. If you’re unsure, get in touch with me!

Wrap your fish in a wet towel, place in a plastic bag, and freeze.

Shop Policies

Payments and deposits:
A 50% deposit is required for all work at the time of drop-off. Note that tanning, bases, and habitats will be an additional charge.

Unclaimed items:
All mounts that are not picked up within 90 days of completion will become property of Artistic Studios and will be sold.