The Artist

Kim

For as long as I can remember, I have been creating art in one form or another- drawing, painting, clothing design, costumes, props, and many forms of crafts. I have enjoyed a wide variety of subject matter but my fondest inspirations have come from nature.  Raised in California from birth, and traveling often throughout the wilderness areas of the western United States with my father, a field biologist and nature photographer, I acquired a deep appreciation for mountainous landscapes and the natural world in general. 

I began college as an art major, specializing in photography but finished my education with a degree in biology. Some years later, when I realized commercial employment had taken me too far away from the natural world, I returned to my artistic pursuits and discovered a new, creative use for fabric.

It is has been a challenge to come up with a word or simple phrase to define my art form, both in terms of the process and the images. At different times, various people have had some good thoughts on this. My husband recently came up with the term, “Impressionist textile watercolor collage”. I think that seems appropriate. To read more about the process, please click here.

In my mid-thirties, I gained a unique perspective of the Earth by becoming a private pilot. At one time, I thought I wanted to venture to the stars. And then I saw the earth from above in a small plane - the forests, the oceans and lakes, the mountains. How truly amazed I became, though not just with the vistas from a small plane. There is so much in nature right here on Earth that inspires me, from the patterns in the skin of a lizard to the giant, ancient trees and great twisting canyons. I can't help but express this amazement in my art.

Of course, it goes deeper than that. I won't go into it here, but you may notice there are no signs of humanity in my artworks. No buildings, boats on the lakes, not even a path. I have no agenda, this just happens. It means something to me which is hard to explain. From all the comments I have received, it clearly means different things to different people. And that's just fine with me.

I am currently living in Nevada City, California with my husband, Chris Anderson. Other than creating my art, I also enjoy hiking, gardening and working on our land, horseback riding, cooking, writing fiction, and sewing. I no longer own an airplane but flying is great fun, too.

Although I took an eight year hiatus from marketing my art, I never stopped creating it. For those who are interested, below is a list of some of the shows and galleries where my art was previously exhibited. As I re-enter the market, I will create a new website page with current shows and exhibits.

If you'd like to read some testimonials, please click here.


Past Art Shows & Exhibits

Art House Studio Gallery- featured artist, Pacific Grove, CA
April, 2003

Art House

Celebrate Santa Cruz- Art, Wine & Jazz Festival, Santa Cruz, CA
May, 2003

Bargetto Winery's Fine Arts Festival, Soquel, CA
July, 2003

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, Palo Alto, California
August, 2003 & 2004

PA Art Show

Kings Mountain Art Fair, Woodside, CA
August, 2003

Capitola Art and Wine Festival, Capitola, CA
 September, 2003

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, Half Moon Bay, CA
October, 2003

Scotts Valley Art under the Oaks, Scotts Valley, CA
August, 2003 & 2004

Bargetto Winery, Tasting Room Show, Soquel, CA
April, 2004

Marin Art Festival, San Rafael, CA
June, 2004

Main Street Realtors, Lobby Art Exhibit, Soquel, CA
August, 2004

Artist Reception & Demonstration at the Big Sur Gallery, Carmel, California
July, 2007

Earth Silhouettes Art Gallery, Capitola, CA
2003 - 2004

ES Gallery

To view my portfolio, please click here.

keb@kebrown.com (707) 223-3037           © Kimberlee Ellen Brown 2016