Kim Whitby

Kim Whitby — Drawing, Painting, Teaching

I draw and paint from direct observation; frequently en plein air.
I am very interested in the abstract elements in my drawings and paintings, despite working representationally. I love tone, pattern and line and I work frequently in ink on paper, which is probably what I am best known for. In colour I work in both watercolour or oil with a limited palette. I am interested in natural, historical and geographic settings and structures, while I also relish exploring all aspects of scale, both in the size I work and by trying to convey a sense of scale within my work.
My website will tell you lots more about me, but you may have seen me as a Wildcard finalist on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, as the winner of Pintar Rapido (the national plein air painting competition), on Artist and Illustrators Magazine’s inaugural Facebook LIVE as first guest artist, seen my work in The Mall Galleries (RSMA and Sunday Times Watercolour Competitions), as contributing tutor artist in The Artist Magazine, or encountered me as a teacher at various places including The Art Academy London or West Dean College in West Sessuex, amongst other establishments.
I am an experienced and qualified teacher with a BEd Hons first Degree in Art and Education and more recently I gained a Fine Art MA at Aberystwyth University.
I am qualified to teach new artists from just over three years in age, but have also had the pleasure to teach adult students in their 80’s and one gentlemen in his 90’s. (and of course all the inbetweeners too)
I have a current and portable DBS. I am insured with a-n artists.
I especially enjoy helping fellow artists of all ages along their personal art journey, in groups or on an individual basis so please get in touch!
I am delighted to have completed our house move to Malvern, in time to be able to take part in Worcestershire Open Studios in 2021.
I look forward to meeting you there.