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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.
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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.”
Jonathan Newdick (JN Sculptres)
"Drawing helps you to put your thoughts in order.It can make you think in different ways."
Blownover Studio is open by appointment. You are most welcome to visit, subject to current social distancing advice. See below for contact details