Kim Rosin has a deep passion and curiosity for the world around her. She observes acutely and always tries to find an interesting perspective. This is revealed in her art – both in the eclectic subject matter she chooses which always is something meaningful to her, and in the way she paints, thoughtfully mixing her colours on the brush, sometimes achieving multiple colour combinations in one stroke. Kim most often paints on a black background. This gives a unique style to her work and makes her subjects pop out of her canvas and engage the viewer. She paints whatever inspires her at the moment: from landscapes, she has seen herself, to portraits of people she cares about. She enjoys painting commissions, many of animals, always familiarizing herself with her subject to convey a solid connection. Kim’s Art History background and previous experiences living and working in London at Sotheby’s and some illustrious interior and architecture design firms have been a rich foundation from which she has formulated her signature style. Kim also chronicles her daily life in quick watercolour sketches, using her muse, her border terrier Hugo, as her hero. She posts these frequently on her Instagram.
Which ‘hood are you in?
I live in Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver. My studio is in a sunroom in the house.
What do you do?
I’m an artist/designer.
What are you currently working on?
Every day I walk past the same beach with my dog, Hugo. I love seeing the character of the beach change endlessly with different groups of people, different lights, seasons, and different activities taking place. I love painting these scenes I see: kids playing on rocks, people chatting, paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, young ones exploring, and dogs swimming. So much going on. I have more ideas for paintings than I have time to paint at the moment.
Where can we find your work?