One of Kimberley’s earliest memories was her father, a great lover of impressionist art, taking her to a JMW Turner exhibition at the Tate Gallery. That was it – she was going to paint like this genius one day and ten years later in 2005, she gained a Diploma in Art and Design.
She re-ignited her passion for painting in 2014 after meeting a renowned artist who introduced her to oils and the palette knife.
Says Kimberley:

‘I quickly developed my own signature style, focusing on the natural beauty of the countryside that I am so lucky to be surrounded by. With an emphasis on colour and light and how one affects the other at different times of the day, Turner’s artistic inspiration is never far from my thoughts. The process of layering and blending the palette knife work to obtain the right tone, texture and light is so important to me’.
To date, Kimberley has sold paintings all over the UK with several finding their way to the USA and Australia.

Kimberley Harris is an oil landscape artist focused on capturing the natural beauty of the countryside. From portraying meadows and cornfields bursting with colour, to depicting the eerie beauty of derelict buildings, Harris is intent on encapsulating the soul and atmosphere of these places on canvas.

Harris has honed her style from her deep enchantment with light, shadows, and how they affect each other at various times of the day. All of her paintings go through a process of layering, blending, and palette knife work to ensure the texture, tone and light does justice to the places she portrays.

Kimberly Harris became enamoured with painting after being taken by her father to a JMW Turner exhibition at the Tate Gallery as a child. Nine years later, in 2005, she gained a Diploma in Art and Design, but only re-ignited her passion for painting in 2014.

She tried her hand at jewellery design, but ultimately always felt that painting was her true creative calling. After meeting and being encouraged by fellow Suffolk artist David Porteous-Butler, Harris decided to pick up the brush again. Porteous-Butler had a huge impact on her painting style by introducing her to oils and the palette knife, with the latter becoming invaluable to her aesthetic.

Residing in Suffolk, Kimberley Harris’ paintings are often inspired by the beautiful countryside that surrounds her. Speaking about this, she said: “Nature will always be close to me as the most wonderful subject. Growing up in a very rural location I have great memories of walking the dog in the months of summer as dusk falls and the sky is a palette of pink hues. Light & shadows play a massive part in my pieces.”

Although most of her paintings depict countryside scenes, she also has a penchant for drawing abandoned buildings, explaining: “I have always had a fascination with derelict buildings, the appearance of decay and emotional presence of history and abandonment can translate beautifully onto canvas.”

Harris is inspired by both the impressionist and romanticism movements, and claims her favourite painting is the The Boulevard Montmartre at Night by Camille Pissarro, commending the atmosphere and presence of the piece. She also cites Led Zeppelin, Seasick Steve and Fleetwood Mac as creative muses.

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  • Poppy Dawn by Kimberley Harris

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    Poppy Dawn by Kimberley Harris
    An oil landscape artist focused on capturing the natural beauty of the countryside, Harris portrays meadows and cornfields bursting with colour, to depicting the eerie beauty of derelict buildings, intent on encapsulating the soul and


  • When the Wind Blows by Kimberley Harris

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    When the Wind Blows by Kimberley Harris
    An oil landscape artist focused on capturing the natural beauty of the countryside, Harris portrays meadows and cornfields bursting with colour, to depicting the eerie beauty of derelict buildings, intent on encapsulating the


  • Summer Escape Original by Kimberley Harris

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    Summer Escape Original  Kimberley Harris

    Kimberley Harris is an oil landscape artist focused on capturing the natural beauty of the countryside. From portraying meadows and cornfields bursting with colour, to depicting the eerie beauty of derelict buildings, Harris is intent


  • Joyful II Original by Kimberley Harris

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    Joyful II Original  Kimberley Harris

    Kimberley Harris is an oil landscape artist focused on capturing the natural beauty of the countryside. From portraying meadows and cornfields bursting with colour, to depicting the eerie beauty of derelict buildings, Harris is intent