Kicking Back, oil on canvas, 20in h x 24 w
Kim Kordonowy was an “Air Force Brat”, who grew up in many locations including Tokyo, Japan. Her grandmother, an artist, was an early inspiration, as was her mother, a seamstress
and crafter. Kim received a B.S at the University of Missouri
in Interior Design and worked as a professional designer
and member of the American Society of Interior Designers
(ASID) for 10 years. She and her husband, Paul, continued to move to several locations including Europe, while they raised three children.
After moving back to Missouri, she began taking classes in fine art at St. Louis Community College in 1997. She had several solo shows, received juried awards, and conducted workshops and demos. For the last 15 years, she painted with a dedicated group of artists who exhibit their work throughout the St. Louis, Wildwood area.
Kim is an experimental artist. She has developed a multimedia process embedding her sister’s quilt scraps into her acrylic washes, finished with oils, becoming her signature style.
Kim and Paul recently retired in Connecticut to be closer to their kids. Her work is exhibited at the Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, Connecticut.