Kimberli Werner posing with some of her abstract mixed media paintings

Hi, I’m Kim. I’m a painter who takes photos and writes.


When I paint, I call it abstract mixed media, and it involves collaging, letting it dry, spreading paint, wiping out, scratching in, pencilling words or scribbles, smooshing paint, dripping paint, melting wax, turning the canvas, listening to my intuition and painting over. I tend not to mix colours before I spread them on the canvas or paper. They are spread on, straight from the tube, and alchemy takes over. I like to see what will happen. I know if I don’t like it, I can just paint over it. I document my process as it goes along, both in-progress photos and using macro photography to really see the inner workings of the painting.

In 2019 I was shortlisted for the The Scott Creative Arts Foundation (SCAF) Emerging Artist Award.

In 2022. I received a Bronze Award in the Camelback Gallery's "Abstracts with Red 2022" competition, with the piece "Shapes of Darkness".

In 2022, I was shortlisted for the North York Moors National Park Trust Award, and participated in an exhibition, entitled "Past, Present, Future", with other shortlisted artists.

I am open to discussing commissions, but keep in mind that my method of painting does not include making reproductions of a previous piece. If there is an artwork you like within my portfolio but you want a different colour palette or size, we can discuss creating a piece with those essentials in mind. I also require a non-refundable 50% deposit up front to cover my time and any materials that may have been bought with your commission in mind.


When I write, I journal, blog, write letters, and articles. My photos help to tell these stories as well.


When I take photos, I am looking for details that others may not notice, either in angle, view, or macro photography.



My original art work is available through Galleries (see my Exhibitions page), and here in my Shop.  My writing is currently on my blog.



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