Kimberly Beck is a fine artist who specializes in painting birds. After graduating from The University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature, she studied drawing and illustration at The California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. As an illustrator in the 1980s, she created bird-themed products for The Nature Company and other print companies that sold her work nationally. In 2008, she changed her
medium from watercolor and colored pencil to oil, learning to paint from direct observation at The Palette & Chisel Academy of Art in Chicago. Her avian-themed paintings have been juried into the prestigious international “Birds in Art” exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art, Wausau, Wisconsin (2012-2016, 2018-19), selected for the museum’s National Tours, and have been finalists in the Richeson 75 International Animal, Birds & Wildlife Exhibition. She is a signature member of Artists for Conservation as well as a member of the Society of Animal Artists. Kimberly is a devoted bird-watcher and paints from a studio in Michigan City, Indiana close to the diverse ecosystems found at the Indiana Dunes National Park.