Born and raised on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, Kim Beller's art and educational programs are deeply rooted in nature. An award-winning artist, her education and art practice is infused with a passion for humanitarian work, sharing joy in creativity, and a mythical symbolism and allegory that speaks to a history born of sand and sea.
Kim creates her evocative, mixed media works through intuition, and heart-centered intention. She specializes in abstract processes, including intuitive painting, art journaling, and book-making. In addition, she is a certified yoga instructor, (RYT 200) and most recently launched and produces the ever-insightful Art Nest podcast with co-host Leslie Campbell. Kim currently resides in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, outside of Asheville, North Carolina.
Spirit flows through me and the creative process I employ. My paintings and journals reflect deep connection to nature and all sentient beings. Inspiration is all around me, especially the organic rhythms of my mountain home. I am continually floating on memories from childhood, growing up by the sea and marsh.
From waterfalls and bright green mossy covered boulders, to the tiniest hummingbird sipping nectar from flowers in the garden, I am reminded of the immense power of nature. Many mediums, including acrylic paint, graphite, and image transfer techniques meld in layers of color and iconography. Birds and ladders are often present, along with other symbols grounded in nature and earth spirit.
I have a passion for humanitarian causes, my art at its foundation is activism with purpose. Those layers of pigment contain hidden messages, mantras, love notes and intentions. Each work of art a message and mantra to the world. The mantra is simple. Be love.
Words from students and collectors-
"I’ve been enchanted by the energy within Kim’s art from the moment I met her many moons ago at an art journaling workshop that she led. Her playful approach to allowing herself to be in communication with her muses while creating is awe-inspiring. The potency of Kim’s artwork dwells in the many layers of her process - from ghostwriting, to collage, to the ladders and birds that often make an appearance. Kim has a gift for creating pieces of both deep meaning and playful spirit - that unravel messages of universal compassion and authentic beauty. " Jackie D. Wilmington , NC
"I love your work. I know that you work intuitively and appreciate your response to music, nature, books etc…I feel like we have a lot in common that way. You feel things deeply and one can tell that it’s spiritual. That you can transform your interactions and experiences with nature into paintings is a gift. Your “Protection” painting that I have captures a feeling I have when I meditate on the true character of Ravens. They hold a special place for me in my heart and i can see myself in that painting. This is why I think your work resonates with your following. You’re able to connect people’s experience with nature or their personal blossoming with art. They see themselves in your art!" Leslie C. Flag Pond, TN
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