Kim Casebeer Biography
Kim Casebeer’s interest in art dates back to her early childhood. Kim’s first art sale was a landscape she sold for $20 through a 4-H event when she was in 6th grade. Art continued to be a part of her life through high school, and she enrolled in the graphic design program at Kansas State University, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1992. She worked as a graphic designer and art director in order to pay the bills, while spending evenings and weekends painting. In 2002, she was able to make the leap to full-time artist.
Kim believes artists should paint what they know and love. She grew up on a farm in south central Kansas and now lives in northeast Kansas near the Flint Hills, so she naturally gravitates toward the landscape. She uses outdoor studies and photographic material as a starting point, and then focuses on using light and color to convey the emotional reaction she has to her subject. Emotionally connecting to her audience is the ultimate goal.
Casebeer is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the Mid America Pastel Society, as well as a Member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists. She has exhibited in these prestigious national competitions as well as the Pastel Society of the Southwest, the Pastel Society of New Mexico, the Pastel National, the Scottsdale Art Classic, the Salon International, and the Scottsdale Artists School Best and Brightest.
Casebeer has received many national awards, including the Col. George J. Morales Memorial Award at the Pastel Society of America Show in New York; Runner-Up and Award of Recognition at the American Women Artists shows; Honorable Mention at the Pastel National Show in Wichita, Kansas; First Place Pastel at the American Academy of Women Artists Show in Denver, Colorado; and 2nd Place at the Scottsdale Artists School Best and Brightest. She was recently featured as a finalist in both The Artist's Magazine Competition and The Pastel Journal Magazine Competition.
She has had many one-person shows and exhibits her work at Meyers Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona; Leopold Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri; Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas; Silver Heron Gallery in Depoe Bay, OR; Galleries West Fine Art in Jackson, WY and Nussbaumer Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. Her work is in many private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States.