Kimberly Kiel portrait

A business administration graduate, Kimberly spent the first decade of her professional life building a successful financial planning practice, first in Regina (Saskatchewan) and then in Calgary (Alberta). By 2003, she was ready for a change, so she sold her practice.

With no career "Plan B" in place, serendipity stepped in. A friend suggested she try out a painting course at a Calgary art shop. Kimberly had always loved creating things—in music and dance—but had no background in visual art. To her surprise, applying paint to canvas for the first time was life changing. At age 31, Kimberly’s career as an artist had begun.

Predominantly self-taught, Kimberly finds as much enjoyment in the process of painting as she does in her completed works. "For me, creating art is an expression of the joy and colour to be found in life."

Kimberly is represented by galleries in Canada and Switzerland. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections nationally and internationally.

Since 2008, she has resided with her husband Murray, sons Eli and Emmett, and a variety of flora and fauna on an acreage near her Saskatchewan hometown.


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  • 2022Expression Through Colour, Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, BC
  • 2022This Moment, The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2020It’s Not Always Black & White, Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2019Mark Making, The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2019Outside the Lines, Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, BC
  • 2018Layers, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2017Alla Prima Passion, Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2017Impasto, The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2017Colour, Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, BC
  • 2016For the Joy of It, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2016On the Surface, The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2016The Spaces In Between, Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, BC
  • 2015Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2015In the Moment, Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, BC
  • 2015Striking Oil(s), Latitude Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2014Paint it Thick, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2014Passionate Vibrancy, Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, BC
  • 2014A Splash of Colour, The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2013Shayne Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • 2013Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, BC
  • 2013Latitude Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2012Seeing Red, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2012Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, BC
  • 2012Latitude Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2012A Handful of Stars, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
  • 2011Stonewaters, Canmore, AB
  • 2011Latitude Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2010Latitude Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2010Sojourn, Calgary, AB
  • 2009Willow Studios, Saskatoon, SK
  • 2009Stonewaters, Canmore, AB
  • 2008Willow Studios, Saskatoon, SK
  • 2007Sojourn, Calgary, AB
  • 2006Stonewaters, Canmore, AB


  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Solvera Solutions
  • Brothers & Company Financial
  • Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller LLP
  • Redhead Equipment
  • Golf's Restaurant
  • RBC Dominion Securities
  • Encana
  • Silver Springs Golf & Country Club
  • Osum Oil Sands Corporation
  • Rockyview General Hospital/Calgary Health Trust
  • Iron Goat
  • Foster Richmond LLP
  • Evans Developments
  • P. Burns Resources Ltd
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Private collections in Canada and internationally