by Kimberly Burnes
Growing up, I fancied myself as a sculptor, but I did not take my artistic side seriously and I pushed away any desire to create. It took me decades to give myself a second chance. When I was living in France, I met a fantastic artist/art teacher who taught me --and another bunch of free spirited women-- everything she knew about art. For two magical years, I explored every medium available to me and I immersed myself in other artists' universe, devouring art books and hunting down art shows from the most obscure exhibits in tiny villages to the most famous ones in prestigious urban art galleries and museums.
Today, I paint fiercely every day, images that pursue me endlessly. I use unusual techniques--credit cards and whatever tools I can get my hands on--to develop imaginary worlds.
Everything is a source of inspiration: architecture, nature, other artists, from classic (Le Caravage, Francis Bacon) to contemporary artists (Viera Da Silva. Jackson Pollock).