Color and light are Kim Gibbs passion and inspiration. Creating a series of images from her imagination, she explores each subject with color, texture, and composition. The interpretive vehicle for her art is paint. Paint is the subject. She uses a variety of applications on each canvas including pushing, pulling, scraping, and throwing the paint to express her emotion to the viewer. Kim's direct approach is very aggressive and energetic. Her goal is to create a strong emotional response from the viewer. Art that Inspires!
As a child, Kim was inspired by her aunt’s three-dimensional art and the wonders of exploring her family’s art store. While raising her own children, she studied watercolor which opened her eyes to seeing how color reacts to light. From watercolor Kim moved on to working in pastels and acrylics, finally finding oil, her current medium.
Primarily self-taught, Ms. Gibbs has studied with many world class teachers and participated in numerous workshops from Scottsdale to Maine. Her instructors have included Albert Handel, Timothy Horn and Millie Gosch, Camille Prezwodek, and Andy Braitman, among others. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia Journalism School.
She has been is many juried shows. Some are: 2011 Atlanta Artists Center, honorable mention; 2011 Carrolton Art Center; 2012 Atlanta Decorator Show House; 2012, 2015, and 2016 Anne Irwin Emerging Artists of Atlanta; 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 Spotlight on Art; 2014 Ciel Gallery "Tree Show"; Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Artist in Residency at Braitman Studios; April 2016, Five Women Spring Show at Frameworks Gallery in Atlanta; November 2016, "Best and Brightest" Scottsdale Artist School; November 2016, Neiman Marcus Show in Atlanta; November 2016 ArtFoodHome.com featured artist; 2016,2017, Art for Heart; June 2017, Solo Show Reinert Fine Art Gallery of Charleston.
Additionally she is a member of Oil Painters of America, Women Painters of the Southeast, Artists of N.W. Atlanta, and the Dilworth Artisan Station.
Her Large landscapes can be found in private as well as corporate collections. She is represented by several galleries in the southeast. Kim paints daily in her studio/ gallery in Charlotte creating Art that Inspires!