Kim Barrick (b. 1960) is as diverse and complex as the work she creates. The artist deflects labels, challenges authority, and pursues her passions with wonder. Barrick captures subjects in an expressive impressionism while remaining representational. Her work is “alive with light and filled with movement,” words that could be applied to their creator as well.
Never a follower, Barrick’s fresh style is as authentic the artist. Finding the light with loose brushwork and thick paint has earned esteem from collectors, fellow artists and students. Recognized early as a “Top Talent” by Santa Fean Magazine, this award winning artist is also a sought after instructor of landscape and still life painting. Recent wildlife paintings and large corporate commissions have drawn attention and accolades as well. A native of Colorado and resident of Tennessee, Barrick claims dual citizenship maintaining homes in both states. Her work is represented by galleries in both the South and West. Numerous artworks are held in private and corporate collections throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
In 2001, Barrick founded The Chestnut Group, plein air painters for the land. www.chestnutgroup.org widely recognized as the premier plein air/conservation art organization. She was instrumental in establishing Wild About Colorado supporting The Continental Divide Land Trust, and is a signature member of PAAC Plein Air Artists of Colorado. She serves the land she loves on the Friends of Radnor Lake Board of Directors and supports emerging artists as a mentor and board member of the Arts and Business Council, Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently serving The Chestnut Group chairing the Advisory Council.