Kim Nelson is an award winning writer and lifelong artist creating fine art and home decor in Southern California. Her written work includes “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 “Woman’s Evolution” published by Finishing Line Press. Her work has also been featured in Sunset Magazine and endorsed by public figures including Rosie O’Donnell, Maria Shriver and Tipper Gore.
She now spends a majority of her creative time painting, but ventures into the written word world from time to time.
As a wordsmith, Nelson respects the power of words, of every word. She uses only what is necessary to convey meaning, message or thought, neither wasting nor wanting. With a natural inclination toward rhyme and meter, she spends a fair amount of time in wordplay to convey nuance and intention
Nelson’s visual work is layered, both literally and figuratively. She paints in, paints over and adds texture and depth with various media and ephemera, using her fingers as well as brushes, palette knives, toothpicks and popsicle sticks to apply and alter material. In creating art, she tends toward abundance and exuberance.
“In all that I do, I’m ever-evolving, constantly learning, perpetually growing and changing.”