One of the key sources of my work is the landscape. I spend a lot of time going out into the country painting and drawing directly from nature. The immediate challenge is to achieve a composition and capture the light, on site, in real time. These studies then form the basis for more formal paintings completed in the studio. The field work has an immediacy and a spontaneous freshness all of its own."
Kimm studied painting at the Royal academy schools and has been painting, exhibiting and teaching ever since. He has written 2 books on painting and also designs and builds decorative installations for playgrounds.
1976-80 Kingston Polytechnic First Class BA Honours Degree
1980-83 Royal Academy Schools Postgraduate Diploma in Painting. EXHIBITIONS AND PRIZES
1981 R.A. Premiums exhibition
1981 R.A. Summer show
1982 R.A. Premiums exhibition
1982 R.A. Summer show
1983 R.A. Schools Diploma show
1983 Christies' Inaugral exhibition
1981 Winner of Richard Jacks prize for interior painting.
1981 Winner of Landseer prize for colour composition.
1982 Winner of Landseer prize for life drawing and painting, portraiture and composition.
1982 Winner of British Institution Fund prize for painting and drawing.
1985 One man show at Garden Gallery, Kew.
1988 Joint exhibition "Ten Painters", Shepperton Film Studios.
1989 Joint exhibition "Ten Painters", Smith's Gallery, Covent Garden, London.
1989 Exhibitor in the Pastel Society exhibition at Mall Galleries
1990 Exhibitor in the Laing Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London.
1990 Joint exhibition "Six Painters", Artspace, Parkshot, Richmond.
1992 Exhibitor in the Laing Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London.
1992 One man exhibition at Artspace, Parkshot Centre, Richmond.
1994 One man exhibition at Molesey Gallery, East Molesey, Surrey
Exhibitor in the Pastel Society exhibition at Mall Galleries
Exhibitor in Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries
1995 Exhibitor in the Pastel Society exhibition at Mall Galleries
One man exhibition at Artspace, Parkshot Centre, Richmond.
1996 Exhibitor in New English Art Club, at Mall Galleries, London.
Exhibitor in Royal Society of Oil Painters at Mall Galleries.
1997 One man exhibition Amalgam Gallery, Barnes.
1999 One man exhibition Brunel University Beldam Gallery
2000 Exhibitor at Molesey Gallery and Anderson Hill Gallery
2000/2/3 Exhibitor at Landmark Arts Centre Autumn Art Fair
2004 Joint exhibitor in Paintings of Skye Exhibition, at P.N.G Teddington
2004-8 Exhibitor at Landmark Arts Centre Autumn Art Fair
2008 Exhibition Mackenzie Gallery
2009 Joint Exhibition at Isle Ornsay Gallery, Skye
1985-2003 Life Drawing tutor Esher Adult College.
1991-97 Organiser and tutor for part-time Art & Design Access course, Richmond Adult College.
1994 Visiting tutor West London Institute BA Art (Painting) degree course
1995 Visiting tutor at Kingston University.
1993-2000 Tutor Brooklands College, Weybridge.
2000-present Art Lecturer at Esher College, Thames Ditton, Surrey
1994 'Beginner's Guide to Landscape Painting' published by Bison Books
1995 'Beginner's Guide to Acrylic Painting' published by Bison Books