Ancient Couvent des Soeurs de Saint-Césaire

Ancient Couvent des Soeurs de Saint-Césaire

At the beginning…

It was as early as kindergarten that Kim’s teacher at the time mentioned to her parents that she had a potentiel talent for drawing. They therefore decided to get her to take classes. Sister Florence Fortin was her first drawing and painting teacher in the old convent of Saint-Cesaire, Quebec.

She was 7 years old at the time and, without knowing it, Kim had just met the person who would become her greatest mentor to this day. An 80 year old woman with an inspiring peacefulness and an angel’s patience that managed to transmit her passion to Kim who, within a year later had decided she wanted to become a painter. She learnt drawing and painting the old fashion way, from technical charcoal drawing to oil painting. 

She won several drawing competitions during the period from primary to  high school, earning a art scholarship at the end of that period, one of the greatest recognitions of her potential at the time.  

 

Nine years later...

 

  Atelier- Galerie sur le coin des rues Notre-Dame et St-Paul à Sait-Césaire de 2000 à 2009

Atelier- Galerie sur le coin des rues Notre-Dame et St-Paul à Sait-Césaire de 2000 à 2009

Kim started teaching when she was 16 and never stopped since. At the age of 20, she had her own boutique school, which she kept for 8 years before moving her classes to her basement, transformed in workshop. In the meantime, she earned a Diploma in visual arts in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and a Bachelor in visual arts from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

She had several styles over the years, from portraits to landscapes, from hyperrealism to naive art. Each style taught her different techniques: portrait, mixing colors, the choice of composition, harmonies, perspective, chiaroscuro, the technique Mixe etc.  

« I’m less and less afraid of displeasing people and have more assurance. As years go by, I believe in my work more and its credibility. » 

Today, she introduces to you her «serie blanche ». Problems of perspective, shading, directed light and choice of colors are no more. Only remains the enjoyment of painting, that desire to  lay down emotions that were not tangible in the first place.