KIM COLEY

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Welcome to the portfolio of artist Kim Coley, a place where you can discover her work, skills, and professional experience.
Kim with her painting "Male Blackbird" at the Royal Academy Summer Show 2021.
Kim is currently showing work at Sunnybank Mills, Farsley, "Drawn from the Land" Exhibition from 22nd January until 13th March.

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HEDGEROWS

The natural world has provided the inspiration for these paintings. Most of their elements are found in hedgerows and verges. Kim's favourite hedgerow runs alongside Walton Head lane in Kirkby Overblow where she walks her dog each day.

 
 
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ARTIST STATEMENT

About Kim Coley

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

 The natural world is her subject, in particular wildlife. 

Her interest is in conservation.  

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

She works in acrylic, ink, charcoal, pastel, oil, 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.

 

KIM COLEY PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

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 for 6 years with 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. 

 

“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.”

Quote

Jonathan Newdick (JN Sculptres)

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"Drawing helps you to put your thoughts in order.It can make you think in different ways."

David Hockney

 

BLOWNOVER STUDIO

Blownover Studio is open by appointment. You are most welcome to visit, subject to current social distancing advice. See below for contact details

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CONTACT KIM COLEY

 Stoney Cottage Kirkby Overblow

07734256623

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