I (Kim) was born in Whangarei, New Zealand in 1957. I immigrated to South Delta, on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada in 1980, the same year Mt. St. Helen’s erupted. In fact, it was the day after the mountain erupted, that I flew over the area, bound for the shores of Canada, which has been my adopted homeland ever since. I live on a small farm on the outskirts of Ladner, where my husband, Geoff, and I have raised three boys.
Geoff and I have turned our hands to many things while enjoying life in rural Ladner, including horse and dog boarding, and raising sheep, keeping alive the memories of my childhood in New Zealand. We have scaled down a bit in recent years and now are avid beekeepers and the proud owners of two sheep, a few chickens, numerous cats, a dog and a precious donkey. I must admit to having more fun painting my surroundings, than doing all the work that was attached to busy farm life, although I do love the peacefulness of being out and about working in the garden and tending to the various chores that need doing around the farm. In 1992, what was once the farm’s granary shed became Country Lane Gallery. It houses many of my paintings, as well as providing workspace for Geoff and me to frame artwork. When time allows, we enjoy traveling, especially to Europe, where much of my recent inspiration has come from.
My faith and my family are very important to me and I am very thankful that we have been able to incorporate Country Lane Gallery and Frame Shop into life on the farm. As a self-taught artist, with a love of the beauty God has created, I try to reflect in my paintings all the things I hold dear. I hope this is evident in each brush stroke and that my paintings will cause you to stop and give thanks to God for the beautiful world He has created.