Kim Atlin paints in series as she works through a theme. An idea starts a series, and always includes capturing light and space. Each piece informs the next, as a result of the experimentation in the previous piece whether or not it was successful. The progression of work continues until the excitement is gone. Kim usually has 2 or 3 series underway at any given time. Some develop slowly, and some burn hot and exude a sense of passion. It is her ideas and passion that direct 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 observes. Places that inspire her.
Kim Atlin graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1988. Her paintings are in the Ontario Government Collection, the OCAD Printmaking Collection, the Ontario Archives and the National Archives, and in numerous private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Chile, Iceland, and New Zealand.