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About Me.

Kimberley is a contemporary British artist, born and raised in Southampton, Hampshire, who owns de Garis Designs Art Gallery in Botley. Kimberley paints in a unique style that combines vibrant colours, bold textures, and creative patterns to convey her connections with nature. Kimberley specialises in large format canvases and is committed to providing each client with a professional and personalised experience. 

Kimberley began her artistic journey at a young age, mixing paints in her nan’s silver teapot and splashing paint on paper in her spare time as a child. In her teenage years, she spent a lot of time creating art in journals exploring different media. After her studies at secondary school she went on to Art school which and obtained her A Levels. Kimberley learnt life drawing skills, colour mixing, fashion, textiles, graphics, art history, fine art, printmaking and photography. Kimberley then chose the medium of photography and graduated from Arts University Bournemouth in 2007 with BAhons in Commercial Photography.

Education

The Arts Institute Bournemouth | BAhons Commercial Photography

Fareham Art College | AVCE Double award AA in Art and Design |

A level Photography, Film Studies, Media studies. 

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Exhibitions 
 

Permanet Location

de Garis Designs Art Gallery Botley 2023 current

Seaview Isle of Wight June 2024

Upcoming

Hampshire Open Studios 17th - 26th August 2024

Oxmarket Contemporary Wish you were here 20th August2024

Southampton Boat Show September 2024

Past Exhibitions

Tea Coffee tequila Oxmarket Contemporary 25th June - 7th July 2024

MultiStories Street Art West Quay May 2024

Hampshire Open Studios 19th 28th August 2023

Hampshire Open Studios 20-29th August 2022

Touring Exhibition 

Little Van Gogh 2024

The Barn at The Cricketers Inn Curdridge 2023

Art Events

Upcoming

One year anniversary of de Garis Designs Art Gallery 16th August 2024

Curdridge Summer Fete Art Tent July 2024

Winchester pop-up art gallery July 2024

Past Events

Winchester pop-up art gallery May 2024

Winchester pop-up art gallery April 2024

Sustainable workshop

The Arc Winchester Dec 2023

The Arc Winchester June 2023

The Cricketers Inn de Garis on Tour with Friends November 2022

Kimberley's paintings are deeply inspired by the beauty of the South Coast of England and its offshore islands.”

In August 2023, Kimberley set up her very own gallery de Garis Designs Art Gallery. de Garis is a family name from the Channel Island Guernsey and has been used as a family name for generations so she is delighted to hang the family name above her gallery door. 

 

Kimberley's paintings are inspired by the beauty of the South Coast of England and off islands. The attraction of Cornwall features a lot in her work it is a place of many travels for her as a teenager, also a place where her family resides. Kimberley now spends a lot of time with her own family as a mum of two and you will often find her in the Isles of Scilly sketching on an island. The jurassic coast, Isle of Wight and Chanel Islands often feature within her work. The constant desire for her to explore English coastlines is a constant pool where she sources a lot of her creative ideas.

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