“I passionately believe art magically impacts the human spirit and connects with people through its relativity to the human condition, compassion, pure connection, deep-rooted values, goodwill and collective hope. Painting is an extension of my first love: writing. Bold colors, complex texture and integrated nature are raw emotions come to life on a canvas, with hope of sparking the same in others. ” ~ Kimberlie
Kimberlie Dykeman is a developing artist and proud New Yorker, who calls Austin, TX her home, for now. Growing up in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Kimberlie learned to appreciate what her family’s acreage provided- open space, harvests of the earth, fresh air, century-old barn architecture, and a seemingly limitless playscape of discovery.
From drying dandelions in the sun to put on her bedstand, to gathering grapevine to sprawl across her bathroom ceiling, Kimberlie has always experimented with bringing the outdoors- indoors. Encouragement from a high school art teacher was the catalyst to years of self-instruction and spontaneity. Her motto: if there’s space in the place, throw down a tarp and paint.
Kimberlie began evolving her now signature “rifting” technique in 2010, which marries her inspirations with the appreciation that, for many, art becomes more alive when you can actually touch it. Her evolution from oil canvas to large vintage doors emulates her growing vision of life as a series of choices that are openings to newfound perspective, unwavering optimism and dynamic purpose.
After years of roller coaster health issues, Kimberlie was diagnosed with mercury poisoning and an immune deficiency in 2013, but has found the energy to pick up a paintbrush again; and the creative outlet have served as her saving grace to staying focused on the blessings in her life.
When not making a mess in her makeshift studio, Kimberlie is a Performance Coach & Wingman for Businessmen, media personality, speaker, published author and seasoned entrepreneur with a growing motivational product line.