Kim Attwooll
   
Kim Attwooll
CONTACT: Phone 828-395-1640; or email kim@asmallworkofart.com
WEBSITE: www.handmadecardsbykim.com

Kim Attwooll was born and raised in New York. She studied fine art at the Wallasey College of Art in England and illustration at the Parsons School of Design, New York. Posters, book covers, ad design and teaching batik and stained glass kept her busy until she and her husband Jim owned and operated a classic boatyard on the north shore of Long Island.

Life then presented a myriad of distractions to her primary talent, watercolor painting. Inspiration however, was constant and the need to create was tailored to fit her lifestyle. Small watercolors became her focus as they could be completed quickly. The vivid colors and transparency proved to be a reliable source of joy.
In 1996 Kim devoted herself full time to her art. A unique greeting card line of original paintings attached to cards was launched. Her company was called A Small Work of Art. In her best year she painted over 10,000 paintings.

After 2001 the line changed to enhanced prints of Kim’s paintings. Every print is embellished by the artist with raised paint or sparkles making each “one of a kind”.

She now sells these cards to over 150 galleries, botanical gardens, museum shops and independent bookstores. They have been featured in many publications and on TV.

Kim loves to teach the joy of watercolor and her favorite quote is by Robert Henri “The object is not to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state that makes art inevitable.”

With thousands of images to choose from Kim’s work reflects the many beautiful locales she has lived in. She can be found in her Tryon studio perfecting her watercolors, fine tuning composition, color, whimsy and focus and celebrating her good fortune.