KIMM LANUS

Kimm was born in Rome, New York, was raised in New England, and currently resides in Granbury, Texas. Her studies in art began in 1972at University of Texas at Arlington, and from her first exposure to art history and the painting of Toulouse Lautrec, Rossetti, Rapheal, Albrecht Durer, and later Carriere, and Edward Hopper, she was so deeply moved that art become a way of life. She had a great love for the study of people, and humanity in general, and received a degree in psychology, but always kept art in her heart and continued to study after graduating. Kimm has studied with artists from New York to L.A. Taking what she learned, she taught school for over six years to the middle school level, as well as teaching privately to adults and teenagers. After teaching privately for over ten years as well as doing workshops for the art guilds of Granbury, McKinney, Wylie, and Richardson, Texas, she also did juried shows such as the Collin County Annual Show, Holiday National Show, Dallas Visual Arts Annual show, Granbury Arts Annual Show, Plano Annual Art Show, Wylie Annual Art Show, Wylie Annual Show, Richardson and Irving. She received first and second place awards repeatedly in these locations, along with best of show from the Art Institute of Chicago. Kimm is often written up in the "Observer" in Dallas and Art and Design, News Letters of the Galleries that represent her across the country, and will soon appear in the magazine "Horizons" of the Cayman Islands. She has painted over 400 paintings that are found in collections from New York to San Diego. She is currently in Six Galleries in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Florida and the Grand Cayman Islands. Kimm works in oil on paper and board and captures the romance and mystery of the 1940's and the turn of the century. Her inspiration is from old black and white movies and old photos, and crosses from the present time to the past. "I try to create a mystery, something almost haunting, crossing the line between contemporary and classical."
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