Kimberly Thompson moved to Campbell River in 2020 after many years as a resident of Sooke. Born and raised in Edmonton, she developed raw natural talent at an early age—influenced and mentored by her artistic family.
Her self-taught artistic career began in middle school selling commissioned work, and, by the completion of high school, Kimberly had shown and sold pieces to many private collections—in addition to a number of Edmonton galleries.
Kimberly’s path led her to the West Coast in 1994, where she shifted from being a mixed-media artist to an acrylic painter, and learned she needed consistent daily contact with the outdoors. Her education and careers in forestry, fire fighting, and diving have afforded her the privilege of living in the most pristine, remote, and otherwise inaccessible areas of British Columbia. This is where she finds her ideas, images, and inspiration.
Kimberly’s coastal abstract style—the swirl and play of the art—draws the viewer in to experience some of the intense physicality present in our Canadian wilderness.