A Solitary Shadow
20 x 20 in.
Available through the artist

“During my creative confinement, due to the coronavirus, I focused on a series of paintings featuring water lilies. In many ancient cultures, the water lily symbolizes rebirth and peace. This beautiful calming subject matter put my mind at ease, allowing me to fall into a moving meditation while painting. It was my way of creating calm amongst the chaos around me during the global pandemic,” says Kim.

Kim Minichiello is an internationally recognized, award-winning artist, whose career in art and design has spanned more than 30 years. As a designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, she worked on the concept development and design of shops, restaurants, and attractions, for Disney theme parks worldwide.

Kim is a signature member of American Women Artists and the Georgia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Florida Watercolor Societies. She was also the 2019 President of the Florida Watercolor Society. She is a member of thirteen professional painting societies, and is a founding member of the Orlando, Florida Chapter of the worldwide Urban Sketchers Organization.

She has exhibited her work in Europe, China, Hong Kong and throughout the United States, winning numerous awards. Most notably the Winsor & Newton Award in the 151st American Watercolor Society Exhibition and the Southwest Art Magazine Award in “Making Their Mark: American Women Artists” at the Booth Western Art Museum. She has been in global publications including The Watercolor Artist Magazine, PleinAir Magazine and American Art Collector. She was chosen as one of fifty-six artists worldwide for “The Fabriano Watercolour 2020/2021 Exhibition” at the Museo della Carta e della Filigranna, in Fabriano, Italy. Her work will also be featured in Splash 22: The Creative Spark.

“Visual storytelling and attention to detail is my impetus in my career as a designer and continues to be the driving force in my work. My background in architecture and design, passion for travel, study of various cultures, and ongoing interest in botany influences my creative process. I’ve worked in a variety of mediums, but the lyrical nature of watercolor captivates me like no other. I’m inspired to push the limits of the medium to create bold and dynamic stories,” adds Kim.

Kim is a studio and plein air painter, view her award-winning work on her website. All work is available through the artist.

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Kim will be on the faculty of Watercolor Live, a global virtual art conference, produced by Streamline Publishing, January 27–30, 2021.