16 June 2018 - 8 July 2018
Kim Atkinson was born in Bath in 1962 but her early childhood was spent living on Bardsey Island where her parents farmed. Following her BA in Fine Art at Cheltenham School of Art she went on to study for an MA in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art, London. She now lives on the Lleyn Peninsula.
She has been a member of Society of Wildlife Artists since 1992 and has joined the Artists for Nature Foundation (ANF), taking part in many of their visits to highlight threatened habitats.
Her subjects, mainly birds, insects and plants within the landscape, are assimilated by way of drawings made outside in her garden or on the headland. Kim says about her latest work: ‘I work where the birds pass the winter, their small bodies buffeted by the wild wind and waves, and I experience the excitement of sharing their environment for a short while.’
For this show, Kim has created images that are striking for their energy, movement and the close observation that comes from an intimate understanding and knowledge of her subject matter.