Campbell’s career in the visual arts is rooted in her early studies in Jewelry Design, and subsequently painting and sculpture in Florence Italy. In the 1980’s Kim sought a bigger canvas, moved to California, and began to broaden her palette at the Gale Laurence School of Decorative Arts in San Francisco. Campbell quickly became one of the Bay Area’s top interior artists. For two plus decades she honed her craft designing and creating wall and furniture finishes. Campbell trained and mentored numerous craftspeople in faux finishing, several of whom went on to successful careers of their own in decorative painting.
By 2000 Campbell moved south to Monterey, California where she began to freely unleash her full artistic expression on canvas. Her works often reflect her background in wall finishes and metal, as well as her deep connection to nature.
Campbell has exhibited in local and Bay Area venues, and has garnered a growing following of collectors from both her design client base and local patrons. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
“I am inspired by the natural world, organic materials, the cycles and changes of the earth, the elements that connect us as humans. For me, art should not only mirror our human existence, but the condition of our environment. This suggests the possibility of hope. When I approach a blank canvas, the creative process is as natural as breathing. I let the painting develop its own life as identity, integrity, and authenticity. It’s an exchange of energy between myself and the viewer. My hope is to inspire the viewer to question, to allow a new perspective, just as the creative process acts to define me.”READ FULL BIO