Kim Floyd is a still life painter drawn to exploring the themes that connect us: the things that make life worth celebrating; the shared stories of others; and nostalgic and universal childhood memories. Her acrylic paintings are a unique blend of realism, and uncanny ability to capture textures and surfaces, combined with an indescribable whimsy. Her watercolour and gouache paintings which are also whimsical, have a more expressive style. What stands out most about Kim’s work is her bold use of colour that allows the piece to glow with energy. The crayon box colour set a backdrop to carefully chosen objects, creating the illusion of a dramatic stage, where her objects sit narrating its story.
Her recent works are primarily of food and food products with labels. Her desire is to give the food objects more significance by painting them with so much attention, care and jubilant colour.
Kim was born in Ottawa, and from an early age she loved drawing and making things. Encouragement from her family helped her attend a local high school with a reputable art programme. She attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) in Halifax in the early 1990s, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with a minor in Art History.
Throughout the years, Kim has lived in numerous places including Cape Breton and Aroostook County in Maine; but has settled in Bedford, Nova Scotia to raise her family. This move marked a return to a province rich with memories and traditions; a return to the NSCAD campus, attending drawing sessions with a group of fellow artists and finally a return to her art practice, spurring participation in numerous group exhibitions in the local area.
Her work now sits in homes across Canada, the United States and in the Middle East.