I was thinking, today, about the wonderful art exhibition of a dear friend; Kim Edwards.
Over the years of our friendship, I’ve learnt more and more about Kim’s work. I respect how much feeling she puts into her work and I appreciate how she responds to light, shadow, movement and form; all of which feature strongly in much of Kim’s work. In particular, I always feel moved by the sense of ‘mood’ conveyed and beautifully expressed in Kim’s work. Her landscapes often feature a very bold skyscape and it is here that Kim succeeds, for she manages to sweep the viewer up into her work.
Kim is both a Painter and a Printmaker. Despite her gentle humility, Kim will occasionally run a workshop or a lesson on printmaking, in particular. She will sometimes take part in the wonderful ‘Suffolk Open Studios’ season and this would give you a chance to pop along to Kim’s home studio and to see the setting in which Kim creates her artistry. I find that this is like walking into a little house of treasures, as Kim will always have several pieces of work in development at any one time. She explains her processes beautifully and with the simplicity that anyone who has no idea how printmaking is achieved, can understand. Kim always makes her work and her processes accessible to anyone who has an interest.
You can view Kim’s work, on her web site; but do make a point of looking at the page entitled ‘Archive’, for much of Kim’s work is featured there. The link to Kim’s web site is below:
Kim was recently invited to hold an exhibition of some of her latest work, at the highly renowned Snape Maltings Gallery. Kim usually has a couple of pieces on display, for sale, but this was a broader exhibition of Kim’s work. The exhibition ran from February 13th 2016 to 20th March 2016.
I was delighted to attended the launch event, on February 13th, and I was immediately swept along by the ‘buzz’ in the air; the positive excitement at the revealing of Kim’s latest pieces. Kim has become a well known Suffolk based artist and she has developed a strong following. Here are some photos from the launch event:
In 2012, Kim was invited to exhibit at The Royal Academy of Arts, in London. This was an incredibly prestigious honour and just further evidences how wide the reach of Kim’s reputation is and how well regarded her work as an Artist is.
You can learn more about the Royal Academy of Arts at the following link:
So, do look out for Kim, exhibiting locally here on the Suffolk coast.
(C) Dean G. Parsons. 2016.