"Nature is the inspiration for my art. I have discovered joy and peace in the creation of paintings that depict the beauty that surrounds me. Realizing that my work sometimes touches the heart of another person gives wonderful significance to my artistic expressions."
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 thirty years, Kimberly shifted her artist's 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 and watercolor, sometimes using 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 competitions.
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