Born in Connecticut, Kim E. Reale was raised in a log home that her parents designed. Kim’s parents were artists, which enabled her to appreciate art and learn to draw at a very early age. At 8, Kim sold a few illustrations to publisher Holt, Rhinehart and Winston for a children's educational book. At age 9, her interest shifted to figure skating. For the next 12 years, Kim trained and competed throughout the United States and Canada, and became a United States Double Gold Medalist. Her goal, however, was to eventually secure a spot on the 1980 Olympic Team. Unfortunately she suffered an injury to her right ankle that would prevent her from achieving her dream. Kim decided to turn professional, and for the next 16 years performed in many ice shows. She toured with International Ice Shows for four years as a lead skater and became a featured performer in the classic show City Lites in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. She also worked backstage with the amazing Cirque du Soleil for over 12 years in wardrobe and the crafts department.
She has been published 3 times, including illustrating the childrens book, Lost On Spirit River by Tommy Batchelor.
Kim is basically self taught with her art, but did study for a semester at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.
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To create my work. I go into a subliminal subconciense within myself. The flow of pen or brush to what ever media I have chosen comes with the complete compassion and of what I see and feel
Ukrainian eggs or Psanky, dating back to 1300BC. Most ancient psanky were made very simply with only two colors. Gradually, as peasants became more intimate with nature, they learned to create with other colors. All colors had symbolic significance. Dyes were prepared with boiling water until desired color was obtained. White vinegar was used to strengthen color.
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