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Biography

And what inspires my art

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

“Currently I’m working to reinforce technical skills and enhancing my intuitive abilities to create beautiful paintings filled with colour and contrast.  My most recent work has focused on landscape compositions inspired by my travels around northern Europe, Iceland, and Canada.  In my artwork, I strive to capture the light, mood, colour and character of those natural places that have left a lasting impression with me.  It is an exciting challenge for me to visualize and create colourful and interesting compositions that reflect the wonderful beauty I see in the natural world.”

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

January 2020        Solo Exhibition, Champlain Library

Vankleek Hill, ON

 

October 2019        Solo Exhibition, The Review Newspaper Office

Vankleek Hill, ON

 

October 2018        Houses of Vankleek Hill, Group Exhibition, Arbor Gallery & Cultural Centre

Vankleek Hill ON

 

June 2018             Group Exhibition, St. Lazare Library

St. Lazare, QC

 

April 2018             Artistes Hudson Artists Association Spring Show and Art Sale

Stephen Shaar Community Centre, Hudson QC

 

April 2018             SPRING TO LIFE Group Exhibition, Arbor Gallery & Cultural Centre

Vankleek Hill ON

 

March 2018          IMPROMPTU Group Exhibition, Arbor Gallery & Cultural Centre

Vankleek Hill, ON

 

June 2017             Group Exhibition, St. Lazare Library

St. Lazare, QC

 

January 2017        Solo Exhibition, The Review Newspaper Office

Vankleek Hill, ON

 

Fall 2016               Artistes Hudson Artists Association Fall Show and Art Sale

Stephen Shaar Community Centre, Hudson QC

 

Summer 2016        EMERGE! Featuring paintings by Evelyn Aung-Thwin and Kim Fournier

Arbor Gallery, Vankleek Hill ON

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Kim is an emerging artist residing in Vankleek Hill, Ontario and is actively involved in local art associations including the Artistes Hudson Artists Association, Arteast, and the Kanata Art Club.

 

Since childhood, Kim has always loved creating works of art.  While pursuing a business career and raising a family, she still found the time to study and experiment with pastel drawing, watercolour painting, mixed media and stained glass.  Following her retirement in 2012, Kim has been able to focus on both her passions: art creation and outdoor recreation.

 

She is an avid cyclist and cross-country skier and brings a camera to photograph the scenery along the way.  These photographs guide her landscape compositions and inspire the mood and lighting reflected in her artwork. Watercolour remains her favourite medium to capture the simple beauty of the natural world.

 

Kim continues to pursue learning opportunities with other professional artists to broaden and deepen her skills; most recently with Roland Palmaerts, Janet Rogers, Michael Solovyev, Brian Turner and Brian Buckrell.

 

Being active in the outdoors energizes her both physically and spiritually. It is this positive energy that inspires her to create the colourful and light-filled beauty that you will find in all of her artistic works.