Biography

 

Kim was born in Churchill, Manitoba and traveled further north with her parents before settling in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she was raised. She grew up surrounded by her mom’s brilliant artwork, which had an influence on her. Kim became interested in fashion and went on to graduate from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Human Ecology in which fashion design was her major. After graduation, she became an apparel buyer with Ricki’s where her love of design, color and fashion continued.

In 1993, her and her husband moved out west settling on Vancouver Island. In between training for a full marathon and several half marathons, working with their business and caring for their kids she dabbled in several creative areas. Then after becoming seriously ill in the spring of 2006, she decided that upon her recovery, she was going to follow her passion and with the support of her family, she began to paint around the clock. Years later a move to Calgary, Alberta gave her a new landscape to inspire her art as well as embrace what she calls her “Prairie Girl Spirit. She not only painted but followed another love from her early retail days and began merchandising stores in the Calgary area. As fate would have it, Kim was faced with another health challenge, and she took two years off from painting. A move back to Vancouver Island recently inspired her to pick up her brushes and dust off her canvases and start painting again. With the encouragement of family, friends and local artists she is once again excited about putting brush to canvas. 

Kim has a small studio in her West Coast home where she imagines, dreams, creates, and is always excited about the possibilities her next painting will bring.