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Kimberly Swait

Kimberly Swait

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Kimberly is from South Florida and loves the sunshine. She now lives in Moscow, ID with her giant husband and five children. She has homeschooled her children for 12 years. Growing up she spent her summers admiring the mountains of Montana and winters enjoying the beach in Florida. As a student at a magnet art school in middle and high school, and eventually as a fine arts student at the University of Florida, she painted the beauty she saw around her as well as experimented with many art media. In high school she became convicted of her need for a Savior and turned from a path of selfish ambition to a sacrificial life with Jesus as Lord. She and her family are Christians who love the Word of God, and seek to be Trinitarian in all of life.

God has led Kimberly down an unusual path of training and understanding art. One of the best things she learned while in art school was to value experimentation. Her favorite art element to explore is texture. J.M.W. Turner's long textured strokes, and Andrew Wyeth's fine detailed texture are both appealing to her as a painter. Kimberly also loves to sculpt and add …

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University of Florida - 2001