Growing up near Lake Michigan and then Long Island Sound, Tampa based artist Kim Osborne draws inspiration from the shore, and the powerful, yet peaceful presence it radiates.
Before making Tampa her home, she earned a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Graphic Design from The University of Connecticut, where her work was displayed at the William Benton Museum and Rowayton Arts Guild. Furthermore, Kim studied fine art in Paris, France at the American College. Moving to Florida, she worked as an Artist for The Tampa Tribune as well as multiple other advertising publications. Advertising led to an accomplished career in marketing and event management. Kim’s professional experience as a Marketing Director to four regional malls led her to Savannah, Georgia; Durham, North Carolina; and eventually back to Tampa, Florida. She was then awarded the FORBES Magazine New Initiative Business in the Arts National Award for promoting Tampa’s artistic presence within the community.
Many of Kim’s pieces reflect inspiration from the coast. By experimenting with different painting techniques, she has found her latest passion in painting and photographing oil and cold wax on driftwood. This unique process produces one of a kind pieces, and exquisite prints that reflect texture and depth.
“Each piece is unique in capturing the ocean’s fluid movement of light and color while freezing a delicate moment in time.”