Born and educated in the south of England, Kim has drawn and painted all her life. She was a teacher of art and design for thirty five years before moving in 2002 to Brittany where she lived and worked for twelve years. Her paintings have evolved from traditional landscapes to completely non figurative, abstract compositions combining tones, textures, lines and colours. Having painted almost exclusively in oils, Kim now works mainly in acrylics as collaging has become an important technique which she now employs to create texture.
“Charcoal is my favourite medium for drawing; it has profound depth and richness. I often make water colour sketches and take photographs out in the open and then rework the images back in the studio. Sketchbooks also serve to record observations, sensations and quotations. Sometimes I simply start from memory with glimpses that have unconsciously lodged themselves in my mind.”
Since November 2014 Kim has been living and working in Farnham Surrey. Her studio is open to visitors by appointment.