THE FLEX GALLERY • KIM MATTHEWS WHEATON
November 3-27, 2022
Meet & Greet:
Saturday, November 5th, 3-5 pm
Kim Matthews Wheaton was born in New York City, and grew up in San Francisco. Born into a family of artists, art came naturally to her. Her mother frequently used her as a model when Kim was growing up. She started painting with oils in high school and began her exploration of California landscapes during her years in the Art Department at UC Berkeley, followed by two years of working and painting in Germany. Her fascination with sunlight and shadow continued to evolve over a seventeen year period of painting architectural compositions in gouache across San Francisco and the cityscapes of France, Italy and Greece.
Then, twenty-five years ago, she moved from the Bay Area to Eastern Washington and was completely captured by the scale and simplicity of the unending open spaces surrounding her. Here she returned to the oils and large canvases of her early training to tackle the challenges of scale and subtleties of light in the high rolling country of the Palouse. Recently she has taken what the Columbia Basin has taught her to landscapes across North America, Scotland, France and Italy. She now lives west of the Cascades in the low, wetlands of the Northwest Coast, returning frequently to paint in Eastern Washington, while also exploring the new landscapes around her.
– Camille Ireland