Kimberly Trowbridge was born in Everett, WA. She is a two-time Neddy Award Finalist (2014, 2016), and an Artist Trust GAP Grant recipient (2014). She received her MFA from the University of Washington in 2006. She is the Director of the Trowbridge Atelier of Painting, at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle. She is a plein-air painter, a figure painter, an installation artist, a performer, and a lecturer on color theory. She leads plein-air painting tours in Spain, Portugal, and Twisp, WA
Over the past several years, I have developed a practice of traveling and oil painting directly from nature. On the field is where I cultivate a deep and sensitive awareness of color interaction. I consider these plein-air works my “primary documents,” and I use them them as references to construct my larger, conceptual paintings in the studio.