Kim tells us about herself with a simple Q&A
Who is Kim?
I am an artistic person at heart, and I enjoy creating things that express how I feel. I grew up in a creative family doing a lot of different things like drawing, sewing, woodworking, baking, crafts and gardening. I spent most of my childhood in Southern Alaska, but ended up in Northern Norway as an adult. Both have amazing landscapes. I love hiking and taking pictures of the beautiful nature up here.
I had wanted to become an artist and create paintings that expressed a part of me since highschool. Thirty years later, I finally followed that dream and am now painting little parts of myself on large canvases for the most part, and loving it!
Q2 Where do you get your inspiration?
I am inspired by my surroundings. I can see a shadow falling just so, or the colors of the flowers and foliage on the mountain tops, or a piece of a photograph that inspires me, or the sunlight bathing the landscape, and that might spark an idea that I want to create on canvas. Or sometimes I just gather paint colors that I want to see together, dip my paintbrush in, and paint by feeling. Inspiration can come from so many things.
Q3 Did you have any formal training?
I had taken an art class in highschool as an elective, but that covered a lot of different types of art, not just painting, so I hadn't gotten much more than an interest in painting and the very basics back then. When I finally decided to start painting again, I took an online class from @ArtbyHegeK and that's just what I needed to get started. She was very inspiring.
Q4 How would you describe your art?
I'm not sure how to describe my art to others. I guess I would say that my art is abstract pieces of me on canvas. I love earthy color combinations, but I also love bright, happy colors. Kind of like me. Down to earth, and often with a smile on my face.
Q5 Which artists inspire you?
A lot of artists inspire me. I love how many different ways art can be expressed. I could probably name a hundred different artists that have sparked something inside of me making me want to create artwork of my own. I guess I'm mostly inspired by current artists like @artbyhegek , @artby_anitasteinset , @roperoegea, @karen_hale_paintings, @miriam.smidt, @mara_paints, and @giomimiart just to name a few. Lots of different styles and types of artwork, but the thing they have in common is that I can see that they're creating their passion, and that's very inspiring to me.
Q6 What does Sentiment mean to you?
Sentiment is a very unique and exciting project. I was very honored to be asked to take part. I love the concept of sharing a piece of Sentiment through the medium of art. It is perfectly aligned with my intention of sharing pieces of myself through my art.
Kims Sentiment Piece.
Acrylic Paints on canvas
This stunning artwork is now part of the Sentiment collection and has been divided up into 1000 pieces allowing friends, family and fellow art lovers to connect to her story.
Each piece is mounted on a 24-carat gold leaf base with a thread of gold running through. This connects all the pieces together and to the artist and in turn all the artists in the Sentiment collection.
Framed in a black wooden box frame, signed and numbered ready to share and be collected.
To own a piece of Kim's Sentiment follow the link below and start collecting and connecting.
A human connection through the medium of art.