Kim was born in Southern California and raised in Big Bear City. She spent hours as a child climbing trees, sledding down snow-covered hills, horseback riding and hiking through the woods. Surrounded by the wild beauty of the forest Kim developed an early appreciation for the outdoors and a fascination for urban environments, which she continues to explore through painting.
After graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA; Kim worked as a graphic designer for 11 years. She then left the design field to pursue a career as a full-time painter.
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