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Kim Smerek

Calgary, AB

Kim Smerek is an illustrator and artist currently living and working in Calgary, Alberta. She went to York University in Toronto for Fine Art and to the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD) for Editorial illustration.

Kim has lived all over Canada and Arizona and has worked as a sign painter, muralist, illustrator and scenic artist. She makes commissioned paintings and illustrations for individuals and businesses. She has written and illustrated three children’s books. As an art educator, she has developed and delivered elementary school programs and community art projects, teaching art theory and technique, and offering workshops on creativity to educators. Kim loves to share the joy of experimenting and process when she teaches.

Kim has had many exhibitions of her work, both group and solo and her paintings, drawings and assemblages hang in private collections all over the world. When she is not making illustrations, or paintings, Kim can be found playing with found objects, wire, and beeswax. She is drawn to the beauty in nature, the written word and the relevance of the human experience as a common ground for mutual understanding and acceptance. We're all in this together!

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