Color and light are Kim Gibbs passion and inspiration. Creating a series of images from her imagination, she explores each subject with color, texture and composition. Paint is the interpretive vehicle for her art.
Kim uses a variety of applications on each canvas including pushing, pulling, scraping and throwing the paint to express her emotion to the viewer. Her direct approach is very aggressive and energetic with the goal of creating a strong emotional response from the viewer. She paints daily in her studio creating art that inspires.
As a child, Kim was inspired by her aunt’s three-dimensional art and the wonders of exploring the family’s art store. While raising her own children, she studied watercolor which opened her eyes to seeing how color reacts to light. From watercolor Kim moved on to working in pastels and acrylics, finally finding her current medium of oil. Primarily self-taught, Ms. Gibbs has studied with many world class teachers and participated in numerous workshops from Scottsdale to Maine. Her instructors have included Albert Handel, Timothy Horn, Millie Gosch, Camille Prezwodek and Andy Braitman among others. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia Journalism School.
Ms. Gibbs has been in many juried shows in the past several years as well as a solo show in Charleston, SC. In addition, she was the featured artist in November 2016 for ArtFoodHome.com. Kim is a member of Oil Painters of America, Women Painters of the Southeast, Artists of NW Atlanta and the Dilworth Artisan Station in Charlotte, NC. Her large landscapes can be found in private and corporate collections.