"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.F.A., Surface Pattern Design, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio – Kim, a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), currently works in Sarasota, Florida. Her background as a fabric, wallpaper and interior designer has laid the groundwork for her unique painterly style. Through the expressive use of brush and palette knife, she conveys an emotion, a mood and the pure joy of color. Her work offers elusive and intangible qualities to the viewer, who in turn add personal experience, giving life to her work. Her artwork is in select galleries and is collected worldwide.
I am exhilarated by the visual dance between the figurative and abstract. My approach considers the landscape, a universally recognizable composition that allows me infinite freedom to express with my natural hand. Additionally, the landscape organization inherently forgives a loose interpretation of color. I challenge myself to question preconceptions about landscape and reality and my goal is to offer more information with less detail. I think and act purposefully, looking for opportunity and innovation in each piece and this process develops over time. I am developing my unique voice, striving for harmony of color, rhythm, depth and energy, offered from my head & heart.