Kim Waldman – The Purple Pomegranate

The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Whitefish artist Kim Waldman during the month of December. In her mid twenties after graduating from nursing school, Kim found an old toolbox full of oil paints at a garage sale. She began painting portraits of friends in hats and became interested in self-portraits. A few years later Kim began painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor, and soon combined gouache with ink. Her artwork evolved into colorful and whimsical circus performers, musicians and dancers.

Kim currently resides in Whitefish and recently completed the Montana Artrepreneur Program (MAP) helping her to create a business called Mother Bird Art. Over time Kim felt thoroughly captured by the creative process and this is when birds flew into her work. Maybe it is the beauty of birds–or their vulnerability–maybe their quiet intelligence, but birds have permeated her art and life in a way she never could have imagined. 
Meet Kim during Whitefish Gallery Night, Saturday, December 28, 2013 from 6-9 PM. Kim’s work will be displayed throughout the month of December.