My holistic life practice is made up of five elements. I am into nutrition, exercise, my social life, creative life and spending time in nature. These interrelated values keep me balanced in following a healthy life path. Mindfulness and creativity go hand in hand. I use both to have a sense of awareness in and out of my body and mind. I have trouble speaking my thoughts and it can be frustrating. Making art is a way for me to put energy into saying something more symbolic. My works are repetitious, involving anthropomorphic and aboriginal references. The compositions follow a sophisticated childlike style often including imperfect geometric shapes. The spirit of the art process is uninhibited yet mindful. My deeper darker moods tend to bring out the most playful paintings. I like to use my left brain mentality as a strength to achieve personal and artistic mastery.
Kimberly Volkmann is an abstract painter and San Francisco native, currently living in Oakland, CA, and received her Masters degree at California College of the Arts in 2017. She received her Post-baccalaureate certificate from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015. In 2013 she graduated with a BA in art at the University of Oregon. She is a part of the Faultline Artspace community in Oakland, CA, where her studio is based. She also teaches art to kids at The Marvegos Fine Arts School located in the East Bay Area.