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  Kim Coley

Welcome to the portfolio of artist Kim Coley, a place where you can discover her work, skills, and professional experience.

Kim Coley and Mel Davies "Like Moths to a Flame

(Collaboration: Oil on canvas) 

 
 

Artist Statement 

Kim Coley uses “visual song writing” as an analogy for her creative process and is interested in the tensions between observation and expression, truth and wishful thinking.   

Influences include the philosopher Richard Sennett (author of The Craftsman)  amongst many others.   

She works in acrylic, ink, charcoal, pastel, collage, household paint, mixed media and print.  

She sells her work from her studio and exhibits widely.

Kim Coley also runs workshops. 

Take a look at her works, and get in touch for more information.

      Sparrows 

Floral Riffs 

This series of lino-collages are made with motifs which have been printed, then collaged.  The process feels similar to the development of a rhythmic or melodic idea..  

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The Isle of Arran  

    North Yorkshire 

Nudes

       'Wild Birds and Rebel Plants'
               The Greetings Cards   

   

                                            Individual Cards 

             

 

Chaffinch
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  Individual cards: 5" x 7", No border, High quality 300 gsm card with dove grey envelopes.
  Compostable cello wrap and printed on board from fully sustainable forests 
To order. or for wholesale prices, contact Kim below.  
 Left to right : 1.Chaffinch/ 2.Chamomile&Hogweed/ 3.Sparrow/ 4.Fox and Cubs/ 5.Long Tailed Tits/ 6.Devil's Paintbrush/ 7.Stonechat/ 8.Summer Blackbird/9.Blackbird at Dusk/ 10.Giant Hogweed/ 11.Blackbird and Honeysuckle/ 12.Peas & Clover/ 13.Female Blackbird/ 14.Honeysuckle/ 15.Male Blackbird

KIM COLEY PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

June 2022

A TUPPERWARE SKY

A Tupperware Sky was acquired by the Gaunts at Sunnybank Mills for their board room.

January 22nd - March 13th 2022

DRAWN FROM THE LAND

An exhibition of work by Eleven artists whose work is inspired by the land and the flora and fauna that evolve with it.
Sunnybank Mills Farsley West Yorkshire

September 22nd to January 2022

ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER SHOW 2021

Kim Coley's Male Blackbird was selected for this year's summer show

June every year

NORTH YORKSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 2007- 2022

This is one of the most prestigious Open Studios events in the UK. Kim Coley has taken part in this event since 2007 generating many sales and commissions .

2020

THE BUS SHELTER KIRKBY OVERBLOW

During "lockdown" Kim painted a mural onto  this bus shelter inspired by the wild flowers growing nearby

2010, 2012, 2017, 2019,

MERCER GALLERY HARROGATE

The Mercer Gallery Open Exhibition Harrogate 

Kim Coley received a Highly Commended Award in 2012 for "Someone Else's Coat" 

2012/ 2013/ 2014/ 2016

SUNNYBANK MILLS

Land and Life 2016
5 Northern Artists 2012/ 2013/ 2014
Kim Coley has exhibited on many occasions at the innovative and award winning Sunnybank Mills in Farsley. Kim Coley has taught life drawing there since 2012 with artist Mel Davies.

2015

ART DIRECTOR FOR EU CINAGE PROJECT

Working with students from the Northern Film School to create a short film "Know Thyself" Kim Coley  designed the set.

2014-2016

POST GRADUATE
CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION

 Kim Coley graduated from The University of Huddersfield in 2016 with a PGCE in "Teaching for a Social Purpose"

 Her teaching practice was spent with painter Adam King on the BA Art and Design course at Harrogate College. Awarded outstanding for all competences.

April 2011 - March 2012

FARROW AND BALL COMMISSION

 Kim Coley received a landscape commission from Farrow and Ball to celebrate the opening of the company's new showroom.  The painting was auctioned for St Michael's Hospice. 

                                Glory! 

                                                            Christmas Cards : A6 with envelopes 

                              

         

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                    Glory                                                    The Nativity                                         Three Kings 

“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.”

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Jonathan Newdick (JN Sculptures)

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                      Calendar Girls Set Design 

                                                                   

                                                          

                                                

DAD'S POTS 

These paintings are a homage to my Dad. He made pots  in the 60's and 70's and was so prolific that most of them ended up in the garden. Now I am delighted to have them cluttering up the place and invading my pictures.   

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CONTACT KIM COLEY

07734256623

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