Kim Roskell was born in Lancashire in 1960 and at the age of twelve won ‘THE YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD’. She studied art at Tuson College and Preston Polytechnic. As well as using paint she developed an interest in such media as glass and metal. Following this further she entered into the world of furniture design and gained an honours degree at Nottingham University in 1979.
Her career followed a designer’s path and she worked on many prestigious projects including the BBC production of Alice in Wonderland. Involved in model making, furniture design and stained glass design and manufacturing, she developed a highly diverse skill set and gained a range of influences. These are evident in her paintings where she portrays the beauty of light and shade amongst the depth and texture of the amazing British landscape, with a style that exudes strength, radiance and movement.
Her bold & sometimes stark impressionistic style has been inspired by a combination of artists such as Alfred Sisley, Edward Hopper & more recently Kurt Jackson. She was overwhelmed at an early age by the sculptures of Giacometti and in some ways she creates a similar potential for movement in her own work. One often feels on the peripheral of a scene or moment in time, where Kim places the viewer in her shoes and we can almost hear the leaves rustle, the birds singing & the wind whistling. There is a sense of waiting for something to happen.
Her career as a painter was sealed in 1999 when she was invited to become a member of THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN ARTISTS, and is now honoured to act on its council. She has exhibited at some of London’s highly prestigious venues such as Westminster Hall & The Mall Galleries. In 2005 Kim was a finalist in the International Artists magazine’s Landscape painting competition. Kim’s popularity continues to grow and her work sells tremendously in Britain. She has been represented by galleries throughout the country & her work is now in many private collections.
Copyright Kim Roskell 2009