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Kimbre Woods

Photography was Kimbre's first medium, she was exposed to a B&W darkroom when young and has pursued her interest in producing images ever since. Initially, Kimbre printed all of her weddings, portraits and artwork in the darkroom, and later embraced digital photography. This body of work uses historical photography processes that predate B&W silver photography. The love of hand-printing photography led her to produce this body for well over a decade. Now, for the content, the bulk of this body of work acts as an advertising champaign for nature and wildlife. The reason for this has to do with her history of working in the commerical photography industry. She loved the experience she gained working with a talented and diverse group of high-end commerical photographers, and enjoyed working on those projects more than free time, on the one hand. On the other hand, being behind the advertising scene,  she became critical of the manipulative techniques used to sell products. When the recession of early 2000's came into play, Kimbre decided to go back to college and turned her technical photography degree a BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis on photography. That is when she started to create a body of work that holds up a flower and says, the view, the flower, and especially the living creatures, are precious, worthy of protection, and celebration. Her work was featured at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts several times, and she also taught classes through the center, and served on the Crested Butte Creative District for over seven years. She was a featured artist several galleries over the years. She is being represented by the Midnight Gallery, and has been for the past fifeteen years. She has two other bodies of work on the website as well, Original SW paintings, an extention of this work, however, instead of printing her photographs, in this body of work, she simply makes paintings of her images. Original Fantasy Works, is the body of work she created while at working towards her degree as a non-traditional student. Original Fantasy works is a deep dive into her spiritual realm, her childhood, and tells the stories that she never could have taken photographs to describe. 

Original painting of a restaurant in oatman arizona, Olive Oatman and Ice cream, named after the lady that the town was also named after

Olive Oatman and Ice Cream

SKU: KW0000001

10"x20 ~ Original Acrylic Painting, "Olive Oatman and Ice Cream" is part of Kimbre's "Southwestern Art Tradition", sometimes referred to as her Celebrating the Desert Series". This functioning Restaurant and Ice Cream spot is open and ready for business. Right on Old Route 66 in the mining town of Oatman, Arizona. You could completely drive by it due to the overstimulation of visual wild westernness. Plus, you'll be minding the all-over burro crossing, and the burros trained by their mothers to check in with you through your window for some kind of toll. No junk food please, these local celebrities have sensitive tummies! This is a fun family spot, not just the restaurant, but this old gold mining town, the drive-in is breathtaking... Plus, there is so much history, just ask Olive Oatman... I mean, ask the internet about Olive Oatman, she had a wild sage that started during a covered wagon ride west and settled down, right in Oatman, Arizona.   

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