Kim Black was born in 1970 in East London and attended Clarendon Gils high school. She then studied graphic design at The Border Technikon for 4 years .
Painting has always been her First Love , so when Kim moved to Botswana in 1998, she began exhibiting and doing commission work , namely a Christmas card for the President to send out to his government officials and murals for the American Ambassador’s home .
Moving to Cape Town, Kim exhibited in various galleries namely Rosendal Gallery in Durbanville, De Kraal Gallery in Paarl and an exhibition alongside Pierre Cronje’s furniture at Cavendish Square . Working with interior designers is a favourite for Kim as she enjoys the relationship between the artwork and beautiful spaces within the home .
In 2008, Kim moved to Nottingham , England where she exhibited her paintings in Mish Mash Gallery. Her paintings were also used as the covers for a local magazine called “Wollaston Life”.
In 2014 , Kim moved back to Cape Town and now resides in the Southern Peninsula with her husband and three children. In 2016, her home featured in the “Home ” and “Tuis” magazine (October issue) . Working in her studio from home, Kim is in her happy place!
“I love colour and have always been intrigued by the feeling an artwork exudes when the depth of colour, texture and vibrancy of oils gives the subject matter a life of its own.”