About The Artist
My life has always been colorful and bold! I sketched, painted, wrote, gardened and cooked from early childhood, even before I got my first painting kit when I was 8. (I still have the wood art case! Thanks, Mom!!) I fell in love with my husband when I was 17, graduated college and got married when I was 21, taught school and raised three kids. I became a freelance writer, wrote a column for Sunset Magazine; and then wrote four books working with three different publishers. I began painting again in earnest when I wanted to illustrate my fifth book and I haven’t stopped. I’ve traveled the world, lived and felt the full spectrum of emotions, and learned to find joy everyday. My life is rich and full; and my experiences inform my work.
More About Kim
Kim Nelson is an award winning writer and lifelong artist creating fine art and home decor in sunny Southern California. She works in acrylics and inks, watercolors, pastels, ephemera and oil sticks.
Books she has written include “A Desert Gardener’s Companion” and “Southwest Kitchen Garden” published by Rio Nuevo Press, “Mommy I’m Still In Here” published by Behler Publications and a poetry chapbook, ”Woman’s Evolution”, published by Finishing Line Press. Her books were endorsed by public figures including Rosie O’Donnell, Maria Shriver and Tipper Gore. For several years Kim wrote a column for Sunset Magazine and sold freelance stories to several southwest specific and regional magazines.
Kim now spends a majority of her creative time painting, but ventures back to the written word from time to time, and is experimenting with prose and poetry as integral parts of new paintings.
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