Kim Atkins is a native of Boston Massachusetts. She earned a Fine Arts degree in the USA and then moved to England. She worked in residential child care and refugee resettlement for a private British charity.
After completing a Youth Worker Diploma at Leicester University, Kim emigrated to Canada and taught visual art and photography in a number of high schools in Toronto. During this time she took four leaves from teaching to travel and study in Europe and Central America.
Kim became involved in local arts development and has served on the Board of the Artists Network of Riverdale and of Gallery 44- The Centre for Contemporary Photography. She is currently a member of the executive of the Ontario Society of Artists.
The PORDS - our painting group grew out of a shared love of painting and travel. We have taught, studied, travelled and exhibited together. The painting trips have taken us to Europe, Mexico, the USA and almost every province in Canada.
Kim’s work is in collections in England, France, Italy, the USA, Cuba, and in Canada.