I am a resin artist inspired by crystals, the moon, ebb and flow, relationships, and the cycle of life. I am drawn to clean, vibrant color and biomorphic shapes. My work allows me to live in the moment. When I am creating I feel complete. When I am not creating I’m dreaming about my future pieces. Crafting each piece is very cathartic with lessons learned along the way and ideas sparked for future work.
Everything about working with resin intrigues me. There is a need for precise measurement when mixing the resin and a limited application time involved with each piece. Before each painting I sketch out the shape and choose all materials and pigments. There is a certain stress because of the minimal work time before the resin begins to set. But this stress leads to a hopeful anticipation and excitement to see how the resin takes shape and flows on it’s own before settling down and curing. Resin does what it does and that may be why I am so obsessed. Even the most well thought out plans change, as the resin does it’s “resin thing”. It is because of this that I love working with this magical medium. The unpredictability mirrors life but it all works out in the end. I also love the freedom to experiment with color, line, crystal, stone, glass, gold-leaf, glitter, and basically anything I choose to mix into the sticky medium. The final result, a shiny, sparkly, treasure to the eye.
Kimberly Leo is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and has been living in Greater Seattle since 2000. She has a degree in Fine Arts from LSU. Kimberly has a long history with oil painting and abstract landscapes but has recently become obsessed with working with resin and mixed medium. Her art is inspired by natural shapes, crystals, the moon, ebb and flow, friendship, and the cycle of life.