Kim Penner lives in a 100 year old home near Lacombe, Alberta in Canada. She spends her day, painting, riding horses and raising her family.
Kim was raised near Morden, Manitoba, and was artistic at a very young age. She received encouragement from her teachers and support from her parents, who would enter her artwork in local fairs and art festivals. Kim graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in both Fine Art and Education.
She is passionate about horses and research for her paintings takes her far & wide, from the rolling hills of Kentucky, to the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains. She insists on portraying horses in their natural surroundings — both domestically and in the wild.
Kim’s decision to be an artist is a path that seems pre-ordained for her! Her work has been well received by collectors from around the world. She has received numerous awards, including the “Best New Artist” award at the 1997 Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Western Art Auction, the “Best of Show” award in 2003 for “Spirit of the West” and again at the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Western Art Auction, and “Best of Show” at the 2006 Calgary Stampede Sales Salon.
Her paintings have been featured in publications such as Horse & Rider, The Paint Horse Journal, US Art, and the Collector Edition of New York. Her art is also featured on stationary products including an annual calendar by Pineridge Art.
To learn more about Kim Penner and view more of her artwork visit: www.kimpenner.com.