About the Artist
Hi, I’m Kim. I’m an artist, traveller, and collector.
I paint abstract paintings for people who are curious about the world around them and love noticing the fleeting moments in nature – whether that is the sparkle of sunlight on the surface of a lake, the inner structure of a leaf, or the sound of a swan’s wings as they fly overhead. Maybe you want to slow down to notice those moments too?
I started painting about five years after I moved to the UK from the US. At the time, I was making hand-cut, layered, paper greetings cards and selling them online and at art fairs. On the surface, everything looked calm and collected, but underneath it all, I was struggling with finding my place in my adoptive country. I realized I was trying to control everything, including the detailed papercuts I was making. I happened to discover an artist who works in encaustic wax, and felt drawn to the organic, spontaneous textures that were being created.
There was no control at all, and that felt freeing.
If you’re seeking paintings to calm your mind, in these times of over-stimulation, you’re in the right place. My paintings give you a place to rest your eyes for a moment. I want to live in a world where creativity is respected and revered, and will do my part to make that a reality.
I’m fascinated by erosion and decay in the natural world and try to incorporate the balance between creation and destruction in my paintings. I work in many layers of different mediums, giving each piece of art a distinct history. I’d love it if you saw something different every time you looked at your piece of original art in your home.
In 2019 I was shortlisted for 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, in Scottsdale, AZ, USA, 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.
When I’m not painting, I can be found on long-distance walks, collecting bones, feathers, rocks, and shells, or traveling to far-off lands.
If you’d like to keep in touch, join my Collector's Club. You’ll get an email each week to calm your mind and make you smile, and you'll be the first to know when a new piece is released.
(photo credit Carolyn Mendelsohn)