Kim Wilkie was born and raised in London, Ontario. She has a diploma from the Regional School for Nursing Assistants and worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant before raising three children. She received an Honours Fine Arts Studio Degree with Distinction in 2006 from Western University, formerly The University of Western Ontario. It was with great honour that Kim was chosen in her graduating year for the “Embroiderer’s Guild Award.” The President of the Embroiderer’s Guild said they chose her because of the consistent use of sewing and embroidery in her art throughout her degree. She took instruction from Kim Moodie, Jennie White, Helmut Becker, Patrick Mahon, Colette Urban, Ken Singer and Chris Down.
Kim has exhibited her art in juried and non-juried group shows in South Western Ontario since 1994. She has volunteered at Museum London; in Art Rental and Sales, with the Art Mart Committee for several years and was a board member of Museum London with a seat for CARFAC for two years. Kim also volunteered at The Arts Project, Axis Studios in the market, as well as Forest City Gallery in the past. In 2015, Kim received a post-graduate certificate in Expressive Arts from Fleming College, at the Haliburton Campus and in the fall opened a new studio/gallery called KDW Fine Art. The goal of this studio gallery is to show her artistic expression and to exhibit her own artwork for sale.