Art Tutor Kimbra Taylor, ARTWORKS
Artworks is a New Zealand based organisation founded by award winning artist Kimbra Taylor.
Art Tutor Kimbra offers online courses, face to face classes and workshops showing beginner adults how to draw and paint with watercolour. She is a commissioned portrait artist and exhibits and sells her work, locally and nationally. You can view Kimbra’s work in her online gallery.
Kimbra is passionate about showing people how to open the door to their inherently creative nature. Her techniques and strategies enable people who have never drawn or painted to become competent in both fields.
She is dedicated to helping individuals slow down and discover the silent, calm presence of their right hemisphere. Everyone has a right hemisphere but most people aren’t aware of its inherent power because being non verbal, it is quickly over-ridden by the left. Mindfulness and creativity are available to everyone through the creative process of learning how to draw.
ART TUTOR CREDENTIALS
Kimbra graduated from the Wellington School of design with a Diploma of Visual Communications and gained a teacher’s certificate from Christchurch Training College. She worked as an illustrator and visualiser in publishing and advertising for several years. She went on to work as a freelance illustrator specializing in magazine, fashion and book illustration and was employed as a tutor at the Wellington School of Design in illustration, graphic techniques and life drawing.
She worked as a children’s book illustrator for Thomas Nelson publishing and has many published books. Kimbra has tutored at Whitireia Polytechnic, Weltec, the Wellington School of Architecture and Massey University where she taught life drawing, general drawing, illustration and perspective.
Finalist in the 2014 Parkin Award.
Finalist in the 2010 Adam Award National Portrait Exhibition. Her portrait, “Girl with a Blue Hot Water Bottle” was one of forty selected to tour the country.
Merit award at the 2010 Kapiti / Horowhenua Annual Review Exhibition – Select/ED.
2009 winner of the Gordon Harris best painting award at the NZ Splash National Watercolour Exhibition.
Studio Artist in the Kapiti Arts Trails.
Attended the 2018 NZ Mindfulness Conference and Bruno Cayhoun’s mindfulness retreat in 2019. She has attended silent retreats and meditation courses with Stephen Archer.
She is currently working on a series of New Zealand native bird paintings.