I need to have daily contact with the outdoors.
Kimberly started to develop her natural artistic talents at an early age. Influenced by her Uncle Cliff who mentored her throughout her young life, she began selling commission works while in middle school. By the time she graduated from high school, Kim had shown and sold pieces to many private collectors as well as a number of galleries in Edmonton including the Alberta Centre of Education and Sunflower Gallery.
After graduating from high school, Kim found her life path led her to the West Coast, this is where her primary inspiration lies.
Kim, who has a background in graphic and website design, has also had careers in forestry, fire fighting, and diving, which have allowed her to be physically surrounded by nature. There she finds her ideas and images. These jobs have afforded her the privilege of living for long periods of time in the most pristine, remote, and otherwise inaccessible areas of British Columbia.
Her style is constantly evolving. Now working in acrylics, her coastal abstract style, which has been compared to Tom Thomson and Emily Carr, is evolving to include some of her prairie roots. As always, the swirl and play of the art draws the viewer in to experience some of the intense physicality that is present on our Canadian wilderness.
Kimberly currently resides in Campbell River, British Columbia.