About

Art has always been a part of Kimberly English's life. As a child she would spend her time drawing characters from VCR boxes and comic strip clippings from the local newspaper. When entering high school, Kimberly was chosen to be in the first class of Salem County Vocational Technical School’s Art Academy hosted at Arthur P. Schalick High School. After high school, she continued her education through the NJ Stars I & II scholarship at Salem Community College and Rowan University where she studied under world-renowned acrylic landscape artist, Daniel Chard.

In May of 2010, Kimberly graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rowan University with a B.A. in Art Education and a B.A. in K-12 Subject-Matter Teaching. She has taught as a tenured teacher at Mary E. Roberts Elementary School in Moorestown and Gloucester County College's summer program. After the birth of her daughter, Kimberly resigned from public school and has focused on teaching art privately to children and adults which allows her the flexibility to put her family and art career first. Kimberly resides with her husband, Chester, and their children, Courtney and Kent, in the rural farming town of Aldine, NJ. The surroundings provide endless subject matter and artistic inspiration while the atmosphere offers the opportunity for reflection.


Artist Statement

My paintings and photography serve as a platform to promote the active agricultural community in southern New Jersey. The hard work and sacrifices farmers make to grow crops needs to be acknowledged with artwork that evokes just as much of an emotional response from viewers as the farmer's physical efforts in sustaining their land. Portraying their fields, equipment, and operations in an artistic manner will help bring awareness to the often overlooked beauty that exists within farming. It is my hope that my artwork can create connections between the larger, non-farming population and the people that choose to dedicate their life to agriculture.

All of my paintings begin from digital photographs taken while I am within the landscape. I use various photos to create the composition and use them as a reference for colors and textures found within the setting. My approach to rendering landscapes and other subject matter is rooted in the desire to reverse the 21st century mentality for instant gratification; details are often forgone. Meticulous rendering provides the opportunity to focus upon delivering substantial visual information. Viewers are invited to reflect upon the work and consider the details that are presented. It is my hope, that through my artwork, I can help viewers see and appreciate the beauty that surrounds them everyday.


Artist Exhibitions

  • Strobe Signature Artists' Exhibition - September 2021
  • Salem County Arts in Bloom Virtual Tour - May 2020
  • ASA Virtual Spotlight Volume 1 - May 2020
  • Fourth Annual Holiday Open House - December 2020
  • 101st New Jersey Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Princeton, NJ November 18, 2019
  • Meet the Artist at Pine Tavern Distillery, November 17, 2019
  • Pitman Art Stroll, Pitman Gallery and Art Center - September 2019
  • Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour, Exhibiting Artist - May 2019
  • Pitman Gallery & Art Center Member Show, December 2018
  • Pitman Art Stroll, Pitman Gallery and Art Center - September 2018
  • Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour, Exhibiting Artist - May 2018
  • Bast Brother's Spring Festival, Bast Brother's Garden Center - April 2018
  • AgriCULTURE: Celebrating the Garden State, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts - April 2018
  • Turning 10!: Celebrating a Decade of Artistry, Gallery 50 - March 2018
  • Pitman Gallery & Art Center Member Show, December 2017
  • First Annual Holiday Open House - December 2 & 3, 2017
  • Woodstown Fall Festival - September 2017
  • Pitman Art Stroll, Pitman Gallery and Art Center - September 2017
  • Woodstown's Inaugural Fourth Friday Pop Up Art Show - July and August 2017
  • Petite Moments: an International Juried Exhibition, Gallery 50 - July 2017 (Second Place: "Daretown Lake")
  • Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour, Exhibiting Artist - May 2017
  • Landscapes: How Two Artists See Nature, Mala Galleria Kennett Square, PA - October 2016
  • Petite Moments: an International Juried Exhibition, Gallery 50 - July 2016
  • Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour, Exhibiting Artist - May 2016
  • Gallery Under the Oak Tree Black Friday Weekend Sale - November 2015
  • Petite Moments: an International Juried Exhibition, Gallery 50 - July 2015 (Second Place: "Volunteer")
  • Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour, Exhibiting Artist - May 2015
  • Glow - Sunshine & Moonlight Revealed - Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts - January 2015
  • Nature & The Landscape: An Environmental Perspective, Gallery 50 - September 2014
  • Petite Moments: an International Juried Exhibition, Gallery 50 - July 2014 (Honorable Mention: "Sunday Stars II")
  • The Women Artists of Salem County, Friends Village - May 2014
  • Salem County Arts in Bloom Tour, Exhibiting Artist - May 2013
  • Art Educators of New Jersey Show, Markheim Art Gallery - October 2012
  • Salem County Arts in Bloom Tour, Exhibiting Artist - May 2012
  • Art Educators of New Jersey Show, Markheim Art Gallery - October 2011
  • Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival - June 2011
  • Landscape Painters of Rowan University - September 2009
  • Rowan University Best of Core Review - September 2009
  • Rowan University Annual Juried Art Show - April 2009
  • Risky Business - April 2009
  • Synesthesia - November 2008 


Awards

  • 2021 Honorary New Jersey State FFA Degree
  • 2019 Honorary Salem Tech FFA Chapter Degree
  • Creative Capital Artist Professional Development Series - May 2018
  • Voted Best Art Business in Salem County -September 2017
  • Second Place in Gallery 50's "Petite Moments" an International Juried Miniature Art Competition with "Daretown Lake" - July, 2017
  • Voted Best Art Business in Salem County -September 2015
  • Second Place in Gallery 50's "Petite Moments" an International Juried Miniature Art Competition with "Volunteer" - July, 2015_
  • The Honorable Mention Award in Gallery 50's "Petite Moments" an International Juried Miniature Art Competition with "Sunday Stars II" - July 2014


Publications

  • ArtC Yellow Chair Share: Art Reveals Interview - May 2020
  • Guest Speaker at the Salem County Art League Meeting - June 2019
  • Comcast Newsmakers - March 2019
  • Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards: South Jersey Region - March 2019
  • Elmer Times Cover - January 17, 2019
  • South Jersey Biz - Issue #4 - April 2018
  • Voted Best Art Business in Salem County - September 2017
  • Salem County Welcome's Amazon's HQ2 Campaign 
  • Salem County Arts in Bloom Video - 2016
  • SNJ Today: Artist Corner February 17, 2015
  • Cover of the Country Register - March & April 2013
  • Burlington County Times - January 2013
  • Cover of the Gloucester County Times - July 2, 2011

About the Artist

Kimberly English is a professional artist and certified art teacher. She uses her artwork to advocate for farmers and raise money for students in Future Farmers of America Chapters. Her paintings have been featured in magazines, on television, and have won International awards.

The Salem County Farmlands Calendar is an annually curated collection of my photographs. I have donated over $3,000 to the three Future Farmers of America Chapters of Salem County which has helped students to attend State and National Conventions.

I find so many similarities between farmers and artists. They both work long hours well before and after everyone else has called it a day. They persist through difficult times and circumstances out of their control. Both are usually misunderstood by the general public. They recognize patterns and connections of larger systems that can help them in their work. And both can create beautiful and vital sustenance for our world: food and art. Imagine life without farmers and artists... what a hungry and dull place it would be.

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