Kim Lordier (b. 1966), received a BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 1989. After college, she flew with a major air carrier, turning to painting full time after the events of September 2001. In 2002 she was introduced to the art of the Early California Impressionists at the Oakland Museum, and was exposed to plein air painting as a creative means. Currently Lordier’s paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and have been exhibited at the Autry Museum, Maynard Dixon Country, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, National Arts Club NY, Haggin Museum, Forbes Galleries, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Irvine Museum and the Laguna Art Museum.
Her work has been showcased on the cover of Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in Art of the West, PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist and The Artist Magazine. Her work has been published in: California Light- A Century of Landscapes by Jean Stern and Molly Siple, Art Journey America- Landscapes by North Light Publishing, and Art of the National Parks- Historic Connections Contemporary Interpretations published by Fresco Fine Art Publications. Acknowledged by jurors and her peers, Kim has received recognition for her landscapes at major plein air events, international magazine competitions, national pastel society shows and museum exhibitions. Most recently, Lordier received the Patrons Choice Award at the 2015 Maynard Dixon Country in Mt. Carmel Utah.
“To me, the ability to portray the convincing effect of true natural light is the noblest calling of a landscape painter. Kim has earned my respect.” –Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum
Kim is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country.
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