"From Surface Pattern Designer to full-time studio artist, I have been seeking my unique voice. Working in my own layered technique, while varying substrate and inspiration, it is exciting for me to see my series converge into a distinct recognizable expression."
Kim McAninch (b. 1964, Lakewood, Ohio) is a Sarasota FL based painter. She earned a B.F.A. in Surface Pattern Design from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1982. Her 20-year career as a wallpaper, fabric and interior designer, has laid the groundwork for her unique painterly style.
Her process, begins as pure fiction, allowing limitless possibilities. Fueled by wonder and curiosity of what may emerge, she employs multiple tools and media. It is through this process that she extracts order, creating the exact balance between figuration and abstraction. Without a premeditated outcome, the compositions naturally emerge. She seeks harmony of color, rhythm, depth and energy, and most important to her goal, offering a visual invitation to enter. Each painting is an opportunity to be immersed in a personal moment. The color, and energetic and gestural markings intentionally offer more information with less detail, leaving just enough space in which a viewer may wander.
Kim is an award-winning member of the National Association of Women Artists. Previous solo exhibitions include The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and in June 2023, her work was again, awarded in One Art Space in NYC. Her artwork is in select galleries and is collected worldwide.