Olive Branch, Mississippi
About the Artist: Kim Cook
Kim Cook is an award-winning jewelry designer and fine artist who expresses her love of color through her work. She has worked in a range of media from acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, illustration, metal, leather, and now polymer clay. Kim attended the University of Georgia and Kennesaw State University with a major in art education with an emphasis in sculpture. At the end of 1998, she moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to start her family. Kim's love of creativity and the arts came back in her life in 2010 when she created her first jewelry line called Modern Naturals. In 2013, Kim took second place in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Contest in the Metal Jewelry category. Her work was published later that year in the catalog and the website. From 2014 to 2016 she explored mixed media art by creating wood panels and incorporating metal, paper, and fabric with acrylic paint. Kim reunited with her high school sweetheart in 2019, who inspired her, and she moved to Olive Branch, Mississippi. Now, under the business name Soulmates Art, she focuses mainly on one-of-a-kind polymer clay jewelry. Her current work is inspired by Gustav Klimt's and contemporary polymer artists.