“To invent, you need a pile of junk and a good imagination”
Welcome to my little corner of the Web! I began my artistic journey when I rescued 1000 upholstery samples from being tossed. I absolutely knew I could create with them in some way or another and I became an upcycler and an inventor and loved the imaginative process that comes with creating “something from nothing”.
When you know a little about a lot of things (as in handcraft skills) you have the tools you need to invent or design. This, combined with determination and looking to “material first” as the basis for creating art, well…I was hooked❤
I love texture, nature, bits and pieces of torn and tattered materials. I love layering old book pages and combining unexpected ephemera and fibers in a collage.
I hope to inspire you as I show you what goes on in the studio, my inspirations and musings. I will be hosting local classes and sharing in my blog posts my skills and techniques.
Kim is a self-taught artist and lifelong crafter with a well trained eye for beauty and interior design. Her art is inspired by her love of nature and influenced by “making-do” with found or thrifted resources. Leaving a light footprint behind her is important as she honours the most humblest of materials in her art.
She enjoys exploring different techniques and the freedom of mixing up her mediums. You’ll see lots of texture, torn or frayed materials in her work as well as “frottage”-graphite rubbings or transfers from natural objects or Grandmas’ button box treasures.
She is continually learning and evolving as an artist. She hopes to help others create art for themselves by teaching her techniques in local classes.
Kim lives in West Kelowna, B.C. in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley with her husband and son.