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Kim Coley

Kim is interested in the things which can be done with form, light, colour and space, and their relationships to musical elements such as composition, rhythm, harmony and melody. Visual songwriting is the best analogy she can think of for what she tries to do.

Inspiration has arisen from a miscellany of sources including Richard Sennett (author of The Craftsman and Together), Louise Bourgeois, Ron Kitaj, Euan Uglow, Paula Rego, friends and tutors.

She works in oil, wax, pastel, charcoal, gouache,ink and acrylic and also makes hand etched tile murals.

She runs The Spinning Mill Life Class in Farsley with Mel Davies.

Recent Events
North Yorkshire Open Studios 2019
Mercer Gallery Open Exhibition 2017
North Yorkshire Open Studios 2007-2017
PGCE (Lifelong Learning) 2016
Mining the Memories 2016
Morphets "Platform" Open Exhibition 2015
Art Direction for Cinage film "Know Thyself" 2015 (Eu project)
Theatre Set Design KODS 2014 and 2016
British Craft Trade Fair 2013
Sunnybank Mill 5 Northern Artists 2012- 2014
Farrow and Ball Landscape Commission 2011/12
Great North Art Show Ripon Cathedral 2011
The Mercer Gallery Open Exhibition 2010
(Highly Commended Award)
Art Space London Olympia 2010
The Mercer Gallery Open Exhibition 2008
Optic Shock (Islington)
The Hield Gallery (Bishop Monkton)
The Oyster Catcher (Loch Fyne)

“Kim is a painter of great skill in capturing the vivacity of nature through her brushstrokes and energetic mark-making. Her paintings are a record of human energy, spirit and observation. I have always admired her warm professionalism, her sense of humour and commitment as an artist.”

Jonathan Newdick, Artistic Director JN Sculptures

"On her website (New Work) Kim’s landscape drawing and painting displays a strong graphic quality, gestural mark making and painterly response to forms and rhythms in nature. It is a coherent body of work inspired by the Yorkshire, Northumberland, Lake District and Scottish landscapes, drawn with a confidence and energy, which has appeal to a wide audience. Kim has successfully exhibited within the region and as part of open studios events, generating sales and commissions.”

Martyn Lucas, Curator

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