Friday, March 18, 2011

Tulsa Art Studio Tour Artist: Kim Doner

Kim Doner, Queen of Hearts, Watercolor, 22x30"

Kim Doner - Illustration and Mixed Media
A self-described chameleon, Doner is an avid artist, author, and illustrator of children’s books. Working in multiple mediums in the commercial and fine art fields has allowed her to develop a vast body of work that mirrors her personality. She said she “snuck in the back door of publishing” working with a Tulsa-based small press on their first picture book. She has won multiple book awards, including the Oklahoma Book Award for Illustration.

Kim Doner, On a Road in Africa, Oil Wash, Markers, Colored Pencil 10x10"
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With a strong sense of humor, Kim hopes that when people leave her studio they will be empowered with “a sense of fearlessness.”  She said, “The closest to a common thread in my work is this: it usually has some form of narrative meaning.”

Ask about:
Life as a chameleon, cooking, being a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, and working in fused glass

Where to find her work: 
Area bookstores,

Meet 9 artists and see their working spaces and during the Tulsa Art Studio Tour April 9 and 10. See this Art Focus Oklahoma article for more information or for tickets.

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