During the month of May, we are spotlighting the work of member artist Kim Shinn. For the past year or so, Kim has concentrated on making jewelry for the gallery. Recently, she returned to drawing and will be exhibiting her new work with us.
Kim feels she has been drawing all her life in the Missouri farming community where she grew up. “Beauty surrounds me,” she gratefully acknowledges. “It may be an awesome Midwest big-sky sunset, an abandoned barn in a field, a pastured horse, a favored dog, or a little fluffed-up bird hunkering down on a winter day.
“I am one of those artists who are so compelled to draw, almost from birth, that I simply began—without formal art training. I move towards the image I see by trial and error, drawn by a deep desire to capture that moment in some way.
“My style is realistic. My favorite medium is acrylic. But I also have loved, all my life, holding a pencil or piece of charcoal, putting what I see on paper.
You can meet Kim during Second Saturday Gallery night on May 14 from 5 until 8:00. She will be giving one of her drawings away at 6:00 to a lucky winner.