KIM LORDIER received a BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 1989. After college, she flew with a major air carrier, turning to painting full time after the events of September 2001. In 2002, she was introduced to the art of the Early California Impressionists at the Oakland Museum, and was exposed to plein air painting as a creative means. Currently, Lordier’s paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and have been exhibited at the Autry Museum, Maynard Dixon Country, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, National Arts Club and Forbes Gallery in New York, Haggin Museum, Forbes Galleries, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Irvine Museum and the Laguna Art Museum.
Her work has been showcased on the cover of Art of the West, Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist and The Artist Magazine. Acknowledged by jurors and her peers, Kim has received recognition for her landscapes at major plein air events, international magazine competitions, national pastel society shows and museum exhibitions.
Kim is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country.