It all started when she moved to Central America, leaving behind her life in the fashion industry of Canada, Kimberly was in need for a new and more mobile form of artistic expression. Cotton rope was very accessible in many colours used by locals to make hammocks sold in gift shops in the beach town of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. She picked up a few bundles and her hands started to remember the knots she practiced as a child.
Her gypsy soul then found its way to Northern California where locally made, sourced, or dyed fibre products are not hard to come by. She was so inspired by all the beautiful materials that she decided to learn weaving from a local artist Lisa Spayde, purchased her first loom, and hasn’t stopped weaving since.
With a background in Fashion Design and Textile Design, a love of fibre comes naturally to Kimberly and she loves to experiment with lots of texture in her work. Much of her inspiration for her pieces comes from the textures of the sea and the wild landscapes of the shorelines. Her love of the ocean inspired the move back to Canada, finding new inspiration from the kelp strewn cold waters of Tofino.
She is currently surfing every other day, enjoys making art while sipping coffee, and exploring shorelines and rainforests with her pup Kaya.