ARTWORKS is a New Zealand based organisation founded by award winning artist Kimbra Taylor; offering online classes on how to draw, workshops and unique pieces of art for commission.
Kimbra is dedicated to helping individuals achieve mindfulness through learning how to draw. Her techniques and strategies enable people who have never drawn or painted to become competent in both fields. Competency in drawing and painting involves not only fundamental technique but also mind management skills and strategies. These techniques and strategies are transferable to our personal and business lives, empowering us to optimise outcomes by using more of our brain’s capacity.
Kimbra graduated from the Wellington School of design with a Diploma of Visual Communications. She has worked as an illustrator in publishing and advertising for several years and was employed by the Wellington School of Design as a tutor in illustration, graphic techniques and life drawing. She went on to work as a freelance illustrator specializing in magazine, fashion and book illustration.
As well as working for the Thomas Nelson publishing firm, Kimbra has many published children’s books and takes part in group exhibitions. Kimbra has tutored at Whitireia Polytechnic and Weltech where she taught life drawing and drawing & painting and has taught general drawing and perspective at the Wellington School of Architecture and Illustration at Massey University.
Kimbra was a finalist in the 2014 Parkin Award, held a student Exhibition in 2013, is a Studio Artist in the Kapiti Arts Trails, was a 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. She won a merit award at the 2010 Kapiti / Horowhenua Annual Review Exhibition – Select/ED, and was the 2009 winner of the Gordon Harris best painting award at the NZ Splash National Watercolour Exhibition.