Kim Casebeer was born and raised in Kansas on a family farm. As part of a fourth generation farm family, she has been connected to the land for a long time. Kim still lives in Kansas and draws her inspiration from the simplicity of the Flint Hills, an area of wide open ranch land. “It’s a simple landscape,” she says. “You have to spend some time and let it speak to you.” These days Kim travels to paint throughout the United States. “I think the simplicity of the Kansas landscape has helped me find the essence of other places. I’m able to focus on what’s important in a composition.”
Kim received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas State University in 1992. She worked as a graphic designer and art director, while spending evenings and weekends painting until 2002, when she was able to make the leap to full-time artist. Kim has continued to study with artists such as Albert Handell, Elizabeth Mowry, Scott Christensen and Matt Smith.