Artist Kim Werfel

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    Kim Werfel is an artist and teacher who paints pastel portraits of people and animals.  Known for her sensitive realistic interpretation and impressionistic colors, Kim's portraits convey personality and spirit as well as a likeness.
Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout North Carolina.   Commissioned portraits are held in New York, California, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia. You can find her work with the Pastel Society of North Carolina’s exhibits, the Fine Art League of Cary’s exhibits and in The Chatham County Studio Tour in December.  Kim is also a juried Associate member of the Pastel Society of America.
Kim has her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Advertising Design from New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY and her Masters of Science in Art Education from L.I. University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY. 
Ms. Werfel is a former Wake County, NC art teacher and long-time advertising production coordinator for Time, Sports Illustrated and People Magazines, NYC, NY.   She currently teaches at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, NC.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she now resides in Pittsboro, NC with her husband Eric.   
I want to capture the essence of a person or animal with light, color and composition.  More than just a likeness, I strive to capture the soul, spirit and personality.  
My work has impressionistic colors, lost and found edges and often soft complimentary backgrounds.  I communicate different moods with color, unusual cropping and close, intimate points of view.  Pastel is perfect for expressing the sensitivity and softness of an animal's fur or a child's skin.  I am honored to be able to create these personal portraits that enable others to remember their cherished loved ones, be they family, friends or animal companions.   Portraits often become beautiful heirlooms that are passed down for future generations to enjoy and treasure.

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