About

 

 Kim LaFave is moved to understand the world through ideas and conversations in drawing and painting, capturing and abstracting key moments in time, landscapes and themes via dynamic, gestural imagery. Constantly evolving his vision and expression, Kim’s artistic process is one of discovery, reflection, deconstruction and re-assembly. By questioning each subject, through investigations in material, texture, line and colour, he distills essential meaning, value and power. The end result is at once grounded and complete, evocative and expansive. 

Kim lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia and is profoundly inspired by the natural beauty of his surroundings, along with urban and marine settings, and travels to new and familiar places. 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

1976   Summer studies at the Illustrators Workshop Tarrytown NY.

1975-1976  Alberta College of Art and Design

1974  Capilano College. Graphic Design and Illustration

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Power of Paint:Eleven Equal Artists (group) 2017

50 Canadian Stories (group) Sechelt, BC 2017

Visions of Home (group) Gibsons Public Art Gallery 2016

Power of Paint: Eleven Equal Artists (group) 2016

Gibsons Public Art Gallery "Safe Harbours" (solo) Gibsons, BC. 2016

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, 2015

Power of Paint: Eleven Equal Artists (group) Sechelt, BC, 2015

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl,  2014

Power of Paint: Eleven Equal Artists (group) Sechelt, BC, 2014

Our Forest Show: Gibsons Public Art Gallery (group),  2014

Power of Paint: Eleven Equal Artists (group) Sechelt, BC, 2013

Gibsons Public Art Gallery (group), 2013

Power of Paint: Eleven Equal Artists (group) Sechelt, BC, 2012

Juried Art Show Sechelt, BC, 2011

Westwind Gallery: “What is Still Life” (group), Gibsons, BC, 2010

National Gallery of Canada, CCBC, Group Exhibition, Ottawa, Ontario, 2009

Westwind Gallery (solo) Show, Gibsons, BC, 2009

Westwind Gallery: “Our Common Connection” (group), Gibsons, BC, 2008

Westwind Gallery (solo) Show, Gibsons, BC, 2007 

Bellevue Gallery Children’s Illustration Show (group),  2007  

Westwind Gallery (solo) Show, Gibsons, BC, 2005  

“Happily Ever After”  Touring exhibition (group) organized by Surrey Art Gallery Group Show, 2004

Represented by Westwind Gallery, Gibsons 2005-2011