“It is my hope that when you view my painting from across the room, you can easily see what the subject is, and then upon closer inspection, you find yourself lost in the brushwork.”
After graduating with a fine arts degree in Illustration from California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, Kim worked as a graphic designer for 11 years. Today she paints in the studio as well as en plein air (painting outdoors). She began painting en plein air because it combined her love of being outside and creating art. “I enjoy the challenges plein air painting poses. Dealing with the weather, changing light, and the other difficulties of painting outdoors has forced me to learn to make decisions quickly, to paint with commitment and above all, to have a plan for each painting.” Kim feels that her plein air work has, in turn, strengthened her studio paintings.