Kim Clark is a full-time artist living and working in Brantford, Ontario. She resides with her husband, bonus son and a leopard gecko named Sunshine.
Through her paintings, she strives to create a refuge, a place for the viewer to rest their eyes, calm their mind, and take them out of their day to day lives through the use of lush colour and sweeping brush strokes, accented by crisp lines and tiny dots. Working primarily in acrylic on canvas, for the quick drying time, as it allows her to work quickly to capitalize on the mood that is being created, and not interrupt the flow of the piece.
Recently, she has been working on this mixed media series using a number of unconventional tools in their creation such as rollers, scrapers, spatulas, plastic wrap, paper and pens. These paintings have been inspired by the joy and curiosity that she sees her grandson display as he experiences the world around him. All of these pieces have dynamic, colourful backgrounds, juxtaposed with the simple line drawing that illustrates the essence of the object or scene being depicted.
Kim’s work has been displayed at The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, McMaster Innovation Park, The Blue Dog Cafe in Brantford, Groundswell Coworking in Simcoe, as well as shows across Southern Ontario. She also has work in private collections across Canada and the UK.
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