Kim Faiella-Furrh

Kim was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania though moved to the suburbs of New York City as a teenager. This mixture provided a dynamic foundation of an early appreciation of simple life and nature with street smarts and big city excitement. Her strong, positive personality and childlike curiosity of the world would follow her from New York to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, and beyond, where she traveled, worked and made art the entire time. She now resides in Pueblo, Colorado and is the owner and founder of SAGE Art Academy, a unique art space that houses her art school, SAGE Gallery and the new ARTshop --- Pueblo's only fine art supply store.

Kim received her undergraduate degree at Skidmore College and has studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and The Art Students League. Training at these top notch institutions gave her the experience of a solid education as well as an exposure to professors who were world class artists. She was taught by the best to work hard and push the limits of her work always. 

Kim is a multi-medium visual artist who works with several mediums at once; she enjoys such mediums as charcoal, gouche, graphite and metal though Kim is primarily an abstract expressionistic painter who loves to work in oils.

Her work is sensual, bold and raw, filled with shapes rich in color and layered texture connected together by lines and areas of void which may seem unintentional but are all part of the master plan to a successful piece of art. A viewer’s eye can spend a long time in front of her artwork seeing new details and areas which are subtle and powerful at the same time. She often values the process of creating rather than the actual subject of her creations and at nearly 6 feet tall, to Kim, creating is a physical process as well as a creative process, pushing the limits of the mediums is everything.

Her work is often inspired by nature and many of her pieces are abstract landscapes though not all. She is inspired every day by the colors she sees in the earth, the sky, aging textures in architecture, and emotions felt by the ever changing world in which she lives and has traveled though she is always brought back to the simple and beautiful colors , smells and landscapes of her Pennsylvania Dutch farm life of her youth.