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Kim Nelson
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Kim Nelson is an award winning writer and lifelong artist creating fine art and home decor in Southern California. Her written work includes "A Desert Gardener's Companion" and "Southwest Kitchen Garden" published by Rio Nuevo Press, "Mommy I'm Still In Here" published by Behler Publications and "Woman's Evolution" published by Finishing Line Press. Her work has also been featured in Sunset Magazine and endorsed by public figures including Rosie O'Donnell, Maria Shriver and Tipper Gore.
She now spends a majority of her creative time painting, but ventures into the written word world from time to time.

As a wordsmith, I respect the power of words, the power of every word. I use those necessary to convey meaning, message or thought, neither wasting nor wanting. With a natural inclination toward rhyme and meter, I spend a fair amount of time in wordplay to convey the nuances I intend.

My visual work is layered, both literally and figuratively. I paint in, paint over, add texture and depth with various media and ephemera. I use my fingers to apply and alter material as well as brushes, palette knives, toothpicks and popsicle sticks. I use a variety of textiles to remove and alter what I've put on the canvas. A blowdryer and heat gun often come in handy. I find it easy to keep my writing simple. In creating art, I tend toward abundance, exuberance. I'm working to pare down my approach to create cleaner pieces.

In all that I do, I'm ever-evolving, constantly learning, perpetually growing and changing.