The content of Kim's work is inspired by her desire to balance an increasingly fast paced life with her passion for nature’s beauty She employs visual language to understand and communicate its essence. She spends time exploring different dimensions of landscape both physically and spiritually and developing a love for places and things that many may occasionally take for granted such as nature’s small creatures, dirt and the bark of trees. Her work represents growth, historical layers of erosion, decay and the dynamic forces of nature.
She sketches directly form nature or life, photo references and memory-based drawings. Most of her work is multi-layered, overlapping elements revealing images and colors from the layers beneath. She often uses found objects giving the discarded object new life.
Creativity runs on both sides of her family. There have been painters, actors, writers and directors surrounding her since birth. Kim knew that she would create art by the age of eight years old when she painted her first tiny still life in oil.
She graduated from the Academy of Art University with a BFA in painting and drawing in May of 2005.