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Contributing Artist of the Week: Kim Fay
At an early age, Kim developed a penchant for painting on the walls of her house, which caused reluctant amusement from her mother, and this soon developed into a precocious obsession with various mediums at hand. Kim considers her education in art more practical than practical than academic, although she possesses a degree in Fine Art; she began her artistic journey doing ceiling and wall murals in mansions in Palm Beach. This opportunity allowed her to finance travels to Europe, where she pursued a true education in art. In London, Kim lived a Bohemian lifestyle, sketching in the halls of the Tate gallery, working en plein air in Kensington Gardens, and studying in the library at the Royal Academy. Florence, Cologne, and Paris all soon followed, and it was in these years that Kim feels she truly blossomed as an artist.
Since returning to her studio in Florida, paintings and murals have been created for a variety of spaces, including Delta Airlines, Fairfax Women and Children’s Hospital, and the America Society of Telecommunications Industry Solutions in Washington, DC. Kim continues to contribute to the beauty of the private sector, by doing Fine Art and murals in private homes.
Kim’s work has been commissioned for the Grand Hyatt in Taipei and the Regency Lounge at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong. Her work is in private collections and commercial spaces throughout the U.S. and Asia.