Artist Kimberly Wurster

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The Artist Says:

The artists says, " My first love is painting birds.  Maybe it's because I am a musician and very sensitive to sound, but I find total peace in listening to them call and sing, going about the daily business of being a bird.  When watching them, I find my heart rate dropping as I become entirely absorbed in the observation of their behavior and interaction.  Depicting the habitat in which my subjects are found is a source of great joy for me.  When observing a bird or any other form of wildlife not only function but thrive in an in-tact environment, I feel a tremendous sense of harmony."
Kimberly is a member of the Bay Area Artist's Association (OR),  the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, OR, the Pastel Society of the West Coast, the Northwest Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of America.

Collectors Say:

I've had the privilege of viewing your art in galleries, and now some online that I hadn't seen before.  Each time I'm in the presence of your work, I am transported into your world.  I smell the salty surf, feel the sea breeze and hear the birds loving life.  Or perhaps I am smelling a flower or piece of fruit.  Sometimes, it's peaceful, silent beauty that touches my soul, like "The Phalarope".  I've never been moved so deeply as to be brought to tears by any piece, anywhere, ever, as I am with that masterpiece, that I'm proud to say, greets me each and every morning as I start my day.  That brings the first smile of the day to my face, and I begin counting my blessings.  Thank you Kim, so very much for adding more beauty to my world.  God's blessings to you."
Sincerely, Dana Williams

Other Artists Say:

Excerpts from my guestbook:
"Your pieces are beautiful!  Such sensitivity to the subjects, delicacy and beauty of the rendering are rare and lovely.  Thank you for sharing!"
"I am amazed at how your pastels look so real, revealing more true detail than a photograph captures!"
"Beautiful, lyrical paintings…music on paper!"


Kimberly Wurster, a native of western Montana, relocated to the Oregon coast in 1995.  Prior to this move Kimberly, with her husband Scott, developed wildlife refuges in Montana, turning unproductive ranch wetlands into prime habitat for waterfowl and trout.  A classical cellist for over forty years, Kimberly shifted her artistic focus in 1995 to painting fine art.  With no formal training, she continuously draws on her experience with the wetlands and a life long love for the natural world.  "My goal is to capture the spirit of my subject, to exemplify the beauty that so inspires me." Kimberly creates her paintings primarily in pastel, watercolor or acrylic, sometimes incorporating ink and other forms of mixed media.  She enjoys painting a variety of subjects including landscapes, but has a particular fondness for birds and wildlife.  Her work has earned numerous awards for excellence in domestic and international competition.
           Circle Foundation for the Arts Lifetime Affiliate Member
           Aritsts for Conservation, Signature Member
           PRIMA (Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists), Signature Member
            Society of Marine Artists
           Pastel Society of the West Coast, Distinguished Member
           Northwest Pastel Society, Signature Member
           Pastel Society of America, Associate Member
           Online Catalog of Professional Artists  (OCPA)

Awards and Exhibits of Note
2021     Expressions West Annual Juried Exhibit, Coos Bay, Oregon.
              Artists for Conservation Live Exhibit, Vancouver, British Columbia
             Circle Foundation for the Arts, awarded Finalist for November/December 2020 contest for publication in Art Ideal Magazine.
             Spirit of Pastel 2020 Virtual Open International Exhibition
             Pastels [...]

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