Kimberly Kiel was born in Saskatchewan in 1972. After working in financial planning for over ten years, she sold her practice in 2003 in favour of something new. With a creative background in music and dance, she tried an art class and has been painting ever since. Kiel now resides on an acreage with her husband and two sons.
Working mainly with a palette knife and abundant piles of paint, Kiel shapes her impasto paintings into a world of dense forests, lush bouquets, and grand cocktail parties. Punchy colours and sensuous oil paints are whipped onto the canvas with fantastic energy, creating images that leap from the surface, inviting us in.
Her work is represented by galleries in Canada and Switzerland and found in corporate and private collections across Canada and internationally.