KIM CODY - BA hons (Fine Art) Maidstone College of Art. - ATD, Cert.Ed. University of Leicester. Kim has drawn and painted all her life. She was a teacher of art and design for thirty five years before moving in 2002 to France where she lived and worked for twelve years. " My work is mostly purely abstract. I paint in oils and acrylics and I make drawings mainly in charcoal as I love the density and subtlety of this medium. I draw a lot in the landscape and seek to combine elements from these studies with ideas and images from my imagination. I am interested in contrasts such as light and shade, warm and cold, organic and geometric etc. Boundaries also intrigue me; in my compositions they may divide, interrupt or obstruct the narrative or they may be blurred or submerged, thus generating a feeling of movement or tension. The restrictions of working on a two dimensional surface have led me recently to experiment with applying actual texture in the form of collage to the surface of the paper or canvas. This provides the opportunity to exploit the possibilities of layering using both tone and colour. I feel it also adds an extra dimension to the physical, visual and emotional qualities of the work. " Kim has exhibited extensively in France and the UK and her work is in collections worldwide. Since 2014 she has been living and working in Farnham, Surrey and visitors are welcome at her studio in Wrecclesham all year round by appointment.