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Kim Wilkie - Mixed Media

Artist Statement

In my studio, I intuitively use left over paint to clean my brush on prepared canvas, panel or masonite while in the process of painting other artworks. I then intuitively begin a process on the new artwork by adding paint or taking paint away. When I see familiar shapes and forms appear, I use pencil, chalk, charcoal, or any drawing tool to emphasize the form found. I sometimes incise to bring forward underlying paint as a drawing line as well. In the end it is a reference to my thinking process, what I have seen and familiar forms from my milieu and memory. It is also at times a visceral process. Sometimes it all comes together either in a narrative form, a land type mass or sometimes the painting contains a non-sensical composition. There is a connection of forms in this image and how they relate to each other with some kind of energy. Artistically there may also be a connection to the intuitive practice to the sewing and fibre work I do, especially in line and possibly in form. There can also be a connection to my practice of painting 'en plein air' where I use fibre (flora) from the place in situ to form a symbol of a place in which I paint.



Kim was born and raised in London, Ontario. She received an Honours Fine Arts Studio Degree with Distinction in 2006 from Western University. It was at this time Kim was chosen for the Embroiderer’s Guild Award” by the Canadian Embroider’s Guild, London Chapter. 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. In the past Kim has volunteered at Museum London in different capacities for several years and 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. In the fall of the same year Kim 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 small seasonal gallery in 2017 on her property called the Garage Gallery Benmiller to exhibit her art along with other artists.

Cell Number           Studio Number
1-519-701-9421        1-226-455-6545
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