Kim was born in California and currently resides in Dana Point, Ca, a beautiful seaside town that has inspired artists for decades. It is here that Kim continues her life long journey in the arts, brushes firmly grasped, watercolors shimmering in the coastal light. Kim grew up in a family of talented artists, each contributing their own vision to Kim’s expanding pallet of skills. Artists like Darrell Brandon who won the respect of plein air judges with his simple, pure expressionistic watercolor style.
Kim was hooked at a very early age. Drawing and painting became second nature. In high school she took every art class available and her success there prompted her to attend the most prestigious art college on the west coast, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. It was in Art Center that Kim was introduced to the commercially viable side of art, and once she hit the open market her newly honed graphic skills landed her smack center of the computer graphics boon of the mid 1980s.
Kim prospered in the commercial art environment and by 1995 she opened her own Visual Arts firm, creating everything from websites to e-Learning modules. But always present in Kim’s work was her passion for the ability of art itself to help communicate complex concepts through well thought out, well-designed visuals, be it an illustration, a photo or a video. Her art-sense shines through all her commercial work.
After selling her company and moving to Orange County California, Kim returned to her family roots and once again picked up her watercolor brushes. With the trying, high-pressure days of commercial art behind her, she has focused on the more sublime aspects of art. With incredible deftness of hand Kim is able to capture the fleeting emotions of her subjects with the arduous demands of watercolor, be they humans or animals.
Kim’s inquisitive eye seeks out and captures a wistful moment receiving First Communion, or the most gleeful glance of a jumping Dachshund dog.
And galleries have taken notice, though she has only recently rejoined the fine arts world. Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook, Ca has shown a full portfolio of her work and Saddleback College exhibited Kim’s watercolors on two separate occasions. Her winner artwork will be printed in the annual AcrylicsWorks 5 – 2018.
Kim is also available for commission work, she prefers to discuss your project in person over a cup of tea or online through Skype. If you desire a memorable work of art of a loved one, human or furry, She will capture their spirit as well as their likeness.