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An Artist Speaks

We asked Roswell artist, Kim Bartholomew what inspires her

I  am an artist, consultant, and teacher living in Roswell. I grew up in Vidalia, Georgia and have always had a passion for the arts. After a 15 year career in art education and graduate degrees in counseling psychology, I merged my passions and launched a path to creating my own works as a form of therapy for the soul – for myself and viewers of my work.

As an abstract artist, my work is steeped in patterns of stylized silhouettes, curvilinear visual rhythm, and symbolic (rather than realistic) colors and shapes. I work in a variety of media, creating a series of themes to express what is felt beyond what is seen.

My original works, commissioned pieces, giclées, prints, cards, and related products can be viewed and purchased on my website and at local exhibits. A portion of all sales is donated to Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind where my niece, McKenzie Rose Bartholomew, attends school in St. Augustine, Florida.

I also launched an accessory and clothing line featuring my original art images. Art Wear By KPB welcomes you to shop for fun and fabulous art that you wear. This creative outlet makes my work easily accessible and allows for a greater audience beyond art collectors.

“Live a beautiful life!” is more than a tagline to me. What I value most, the thing that simultaneously leads and anchors, sustains, and propels, is my belief that I am made by and for the Creator of the universe. I maintain and proclaim that God fashioned me for His glory. I am merely a vessel for the Divine Spark!

For me, art has always been a means of exploration and expression of the spiritual context. That intrigued me and led me to obtain graduate degrees in counseling psychology. I eventually left the security of my classroom for the opportunity of my studio, and now an online gallery and clothing & accessories line featuring my original art!

We love our town. Roswell has so much charm and character. We are just close enough to the city to enjoy all the shops, sporting events, and concerts we choose. Roswell also offers casual strolls down Canton Street where we often meet up with friends for lovely evenings out. My husband, Phil, and I enjoy long, shaded walks with our dog Abigail in nearby Leita Thompson Park and we take full advantage of all that Roswell offers. About four years ago, we built our dream house featuring my art studio, gym, restored barn, and a garage apartment for guests traveling in from out of town.

Honestly, there is nowhere I’d rather spend or share my time than at our home.

Details, art and shopping:

 ArtWearbyKPB.com

KimPBartholomew.com

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