Kim was born and raised in London, Ontario. She worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant before raising three children. She received an Honors Fine Arts Studio Degree with Distinction in 2006 from Western University. 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 Ontario since 1994. She has volunteered at Museum London in different capacities for several years in the past ; and was a board member of Museum London with a seat for CARFAC for two years. Kim also volunteered at other art galleries like The Arts Project, and the artist run Forest City Gallery. In 2015 Kim received a post graduate certificate in Expressive Arts from Fleming College, at the Haliburton Campus and in the fall of 2015 opened a new studio/gallery called KDW Fine Art in London, Ontario. In September 2016 Kim relocated KDW Fine Art to a studio in her Home in Benmiller, Ontario and also opened a seasonal gallery in 2017 on her property called the “Garage Gallery Benmiller” to exhibit her art along with other artists.
I have painted intuitively with string or material for more than a decade; I have also used land-fibre as part of my process to get to the roots of string and material’s history through painting “en plain air.” These two ways of working will continue to inform me with the ebb and flow of my art practice. In-between these practices, I played with the form of paint; brush marks or drips, sometimes with embroidery and sometimes with no material at all, just paint. This intuitive exploration is a conduit to express emotional or metaphysical states of being for me. Therefore you will find different material/modalities of expression with in my oeuvre but all artwork is a response to my interior and exterior environment.