About the Artist
K I M B E R L E Y T O D D W A L T O N
In the tradition of the French Impressionist Movement, Kimberley's work is closely associated with the extraordinary new way of seeing pictures that occurred during the last third of the nineteenth century. Kimberley's unique way of seeing, in which forms are dissolved in light, her asymmetrical compositions, and her method of dividing color and applying pigment to the canvas defines her vision of delightful depiction's of nature.
Kimberley lived on Nantucket for six years where pure light played a significant role in the large artistic population of the Island. It was on Nantucket that Kimberley was exposed to artists and galleries.
A graduate of Mendham High School where she won first place in the National Art Honor Society Second Annual Invitational Art Competition, Kimberley studied Art History and French. It was here she became interested in the French Masters and traveled to France for two summers as a Foreign Exchange Student. The French landscape, its people and their language became the driving force behind her need to paint.
Kimberley's range in painting is broad while maintaining a central focus on the light falling on, and the colors released by, the subject. Whether it be a single delicate flower or a raucous bouquet, it is handled with sensitivity and technical mastery.
For me, painting has been my form of relaxation and escape from my every day world. It has provided me an outlet for my creativity, a time for myself. I love doing florals and landscapes, as I am often inspired by my own garden. Painting takes me to a higher level of consciousness.
I am especially fond of seeing colors in nature, and being able to create a single
color out of many mixed together; and explore how each compliments one another.
Acrylic paint allows this symbiotic mixture to happen.
"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment." Claude Monet