Kimberly Beck

Kimberly Beck is a fine artist who specializes in depicting midwestern birds. A

native of northern California, Kimberly Beck grew up in a rural community

surrounded by the natural world. After earning her undergraduate degree in

English Literature at The University of Michigan, she studied drawing and

illustration at The California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. She had a

career in illustration, creating art for posters, greeting cards, t-shirts and even

umbrellas for The Nature Company and other print companies, selling her work


In 2009, Kimberly began painting in oil and developed a body of representational

work that emphasizes her commitment to good design, direct observation, a

sensitive palette with a passion for recording the natural world. To hone her skills as

an oil painter, she studied and painted regularly from life at the Palette & Chisel

Academy of Art in Chicago. She is a devoted bird-watcher and her paintings reflect

personal experiences she has had interacting with birds in the field.

Kimberly’s avian-themed paintings have been regularly juried into the prestigious

international “Birds in Art” exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art in

Wausau, Wisconsin. Two of her paintings were chosen for the Museum’s National

Tour and her work has also garnered awards in the Richeson 75 International

Competitions. Her figurative work has hung in both National and Regional exhibits

of the Oil Painters of America and The American Impressionist Society. She is a

signature member of Artists for Conservation. She is currently represented by Fine

Line Designs in Door County, Wisconsin, J Petter Galleries in Douglas, Michigan and

Lake Forest Frame & Design in Lake Forest, Illinois.