Kim Lee Flynn
Kim Lee Flynn was born in a tiny, rural town in upstate New York’s Otsego County. She is the middle of 5 children and left-handed. Making art has been an ever present companion in Kim’s life. Her mother and her father are artists, and all of her sisters and brother practice various forms of creation. Growing up in such a large, artistic family helped Kim learn from an early age that she could improve her world and make anything she needed by using her creativity and only the materials she had on hand. Although Kim did receive a degree in Commercial Art, she is largely self-taught and has lived, worked & raised three talented children in Sullivan County for over 40 years.
Kim is drawn to natural elements, dirt, rust and finds great beauty in decay. She does not limit her creative inquiry to any one medium. She finds inspiration in hyper-realistic representation creating portraits & landscapes using graphite, color pencil, acrylic or oil paint. She designed a coloring book that includes over 40 intricate pen and ink illustrations. She has explored the world of furniture restoration, faux finishing and wood carving. She is an expert papier mâché artist and uses the medium, with sophistication, to create large-scale dolls and other sculptures. She works with foam board, carving and adding other material to create textured bas relief sculpture that can look deceptively like stone, wood, concrete or any surface. She is an accomplished woodland landscape artist, her work in this area stretches far beyond expert landscaping. Following with her artistic philosophy and aesthetic, she spends countless hours creating stone paths, walls, lush moss beds & sculptures; she manicures the forest to create a sense of magic and order while still maintaining nature’s wild beauty.
Kim’s work is held in both public and private collections. She has been featured on several garden tours. Her work was selected to be a part of the Woodstock/New Paltz Art & Craft Fair. Her designs have been used for the past 15 years on the t-shirt for the Sullivan Striders Falling Colors roadrace; one of which won an Honorable Mention in Runner’s World Magazine. As an artist, Kim Lee Flynn is able to express her unique creative vision with great quality, through various media, in order to make the world a more interesting and beautiful place.