I’ve become a bit captivated by Kim Leutwyler art. Not only are the styles so varied, but the range of surfaces you can spread them across is pretty amazing, too; prints, cards, mugs, cushions, clocks, iPhone cases and more. It’s a union between art and homewares that is an undeniable match made in heaven!
One look at Kim’s art and you thank your lucky stars she decided to ditch the dream of becoming an accountant. She actually received an accounting scholarship and wanted to be a CPA, but was “struck with the horrible realisation that I had made a mistake,” she tells me.
Flash forward a few years and this talented 30-year old, now based in Sydney, is showing her work both locally and overseas (her art is set to be displayed on a video billboard in Time Square at the end of the month!).
Though she has a stack of art styles, I’m most smitten with her watercolors. Kim tells me it’s been a fairly recent love affair that’s seen her explore gender identity and her love of landscapes. The paintings utilise watercolours and gouache – and some feature figures, too; “I always have the urge to add a figure,” Kim says.
Kim’s first show is this Saturday, July 12 at Zigi’s Art and Wine Bar.
Find out more and RSVP to the event by checking out the Facebook page.
Explore more of Kim’s art on her website by CLICKING HERE.