Kim's work is always immediately recognisable, not only because of her unique painterly style, but also because of her particular use of colour-palettes. She is a talented lady, not only working with Ultra Fractal other fractal programs including Apophysis too, but she also reflects her same style in her alcohol paintings. A true artist in every way, her lovely art has been displayed and sold in several ways. Just take a look at her annual 4th July Show picture:
Here are some of my personal favourites from her dA gallery
Do go and look at it yourselves, because you will undoubtedly find treasures there that I haven't included here!
Surreal, yet recognisable, organic and so beautifully brought together, this would have passed very easily as a painting. I marvel at it every time I see it and of course, I would really, really like to know how this was produced - what formula was used and so on. So far I've not been able to achieve anything like it!
"Abracadabra" and "Off the Beaten Path"
Sea weed, shells, ocean life? The first one is just... Magical! The second one pulls on the imagination; it has a wonderful fluidity about it and I get a strong impression of sloshing through a saturated field on a rainy day with a weak, wet sun shining through broken clouds. The formations within the image are fascinating and no two are alike. I even see some suggestion of ocean life here and there, which makes me wonder if in fact this is a walk along a beach rather than a field!
"Along the Banks"
Kim herself describes this as a Ducky Lake, which truly speaks for itself. As I look, I tend to see a swirling river in the foreground flanked on the far bank by fascinating trees and ferns.
Anyone who has worked with the Carr formulas will know what a difficult challenge it is to produce anything worthwhile, let alone something as stunning as this! Once again I sit in awe of the artist and once again I'm left wondering how this was achieved! I love the elliptical zoom within it too; it's like viewing it through a fish-bowl.
"Unleashed Dragon" and "Matter in Motion"
As soon as I saw the first one, I thought of dragons. The mixture of colours, form and textures is simply staggering, creating something out of the Mandelbrot/Jullia shape that for once is really interesting and conceptual. This is certainly one image with spiral shapes that would not pass me by as "Oh just another spiral fractal"! The second one appears again to be a very fluid image and I see almost recognisable formations emerging from its depths. Another compelling picture to view at leisure, with an apt title - take a look at the full size!
This is a truly magical picture and I am left with very little to say that amply does it justice! A perfect composition with a wonderful contrast between curvaceous and jagged shapes; deep reflections in the lower third, all beautifully lit with textures added to enhance the excellent choice of colours.
"In the Shadow of my Doubt" and "15-8-16"
I think I would call the second one "In the light of my discovery"
I think I will leave you to savour your own thoughts and impressions about this final pair of images. I've said enough already and do believe I have finally run out of words that could adequately express what I perceive from them!
See the whole of Kim's gallery here beautifulchaos1.deviantart.com…
Other Journals in this seriesArtistry in UF No. 1Artistry in UF No. 2Artistry in UF No. 3Artistry in UF No. 4Artistry in UF No. 5ARTISTRY IN UF No. 6Artistry in UF No. 7