Since Kim Atlin graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto in 1988, her work has been widely collected in Canada and internationally. Her paintings are held in the Ontario Government Collection, the OCAD Printmaking Collection, the Ontario Archives and the National Archives as well as in numerous private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Chile, Iceland, and New Zealand.
Kim Atlin works through progressions of ideas based on themes. These progressions become a series. A series starts with an idea of capturing light and space and each new piece is informed by experimentation and success/failure of the previous piece. The series continues through incarnations until the excitement is gone. Typically Kim has 2 to 3 series underway at any given time. Some are slower developing and some are furious experimentations that have hot burn and exude a sense of heat. As always it is the ideas and passion that directs the progression. Once the passion is gone, so too, is the series.”
Kim’s latest body of work explores the beauty of natural gardens against urban backdrops. Places she has observed and that inspire her.