Artist, Writer, Seeker
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’s art has been described as impressionistic and expressionistic while remaining representational, “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 as the artist herself. Finding the light with loose brushwork and thick paint has earned esteem from collectors, fellow artists and students. Recognized early as a “Top Talent” in 2008 by Santa Fean Magazine, this award winning artist is also a sought after instructor. In addition, her recent wildlife paintings have received acclaim, creating works from her own photography taken while hiking and painting on location. A native of Colorado and resident of Tennessee, Barrick travels West regularly 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 The Chestnut Group, plein air painters for the land. www.chestgroup.org, widely recognized as the premier plein air/conservation art organization. In addition, Barrick was instrumental in establishing Wild About Colorado celebration supporting the Continental Divide Land Trust. She is a signature member of PAAC Plein Air Artists of Colorado. She actively supports the arts and land conservation serving on the boards of both Friends of Radnor Lake and the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville as well as mentoring local artists.