Kim Bucholtz lives in Aldergrove with her husband, Ed. Kim has loved art since childhood. During her high school years, she studied drawing, painting, sculpture and fabric arts. After graduation, Kim completed her 1st year of an Illustration Arts program at Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario before moving to Langley with her family.
Kim wanted to continue her art studies in BC but needed to earn some money first, so she started working for a non-profit organization that supports individuals with intellectual disabilities, which would become her other passion. In 1982, her plans to return to art school were put on hold, as she got married and started her family.
Now that her children are adults, Kim decided to pursue her art again and started oil painting under the instruction of Donna Zhang, a highly regarded local and international artist. Kim continues to work part-time, recently celebrating 36 years of employment with the same organization. Kim has supported the development of the arts within the organization with the understanding that creativity should be encouraged for everyone, regardless of disability.
Kim loves the rich colours and textures that oil paints can create and paints a variety of subject matter; figurative, landscape, still life and wildlife. She likes to paint whatever might inspire her at the time and not feel limited to a specific genre. Art is a form of personal expression and Kim is working towards developing a painting style that is reflective of her own life experiences.