Kim was born and raised in London, Ontario, Canada. She has a diploma from the Regional School for Nursing Assistants and worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant before raising three children. She received an Honors Fine Arts Studio Degree with Distinction in 2006 from Western University. It was with great honour that Kim was chosen in her graduating year for the “Embroiderer’s Guild Award.” The President of the Embroiderer’s Guild said, they chose her because of the consistent use of sewing and embroidery in her art throughout her degree. She took instruction from Kim Moodie, Jennie White, Helmut Becker, Patrick Mahon, Colette Urban, Ken Singer and Chris Down. Kim has exhibited her art in juried and non juried group shows in Ontario since 1994. She has volunteered at Museum London in different capacities for several years in the past ; and was a board member of Museum London with a seat for CARFAC for two years. Kim also volunteered at other art galleries like The Arts Project, and the artist run Forest City Gallery. In 2015 Kim received a post graduate certificate in Expressive Arts from Fleming College, at the Haliburton Campus and in the fall of 2015 opened a new studio/gallery called KDW Fine Art in London, Ontario. As of September 2016 Kim has relocated KDW Fine Art to a studio in her Home in Benmiller, Ontario and has also opened a seasonal gallery in 2017 on her property called the “Garage Gallery Benmiller” to exhibit her art along with other artists.
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