Kim was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer in June of 2018 while in Sydney, Australia. He underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment during the following 11 months, never giving up hope. He passed away on May of 2019, surrounded by his wife, children, sister and brother-in-law.
His heart and passion for art touched people around the globe. Many people miss his social media postings of artwork highlighting paintings from notable galleries. Some have commented that they were able to see art, and even life, in a new way through his posts.
Most of Kim’s art has not been professionally photographed or cataloged as he was meticulous about framing and storing finished work. Beyond the pieces that were exhibited is a massive amount of drawings, sketches and unfinished paintings. His wife is now in the process having professional digital files prepared and some prints will be available in the near future.
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Just finished reading about Kim and seeing the wonderful family pictures and some of his art. It made me sad to know he is no longer present physically, but his kindness, good nature and humor will remain to those who knew him. I was one of his students at the Poole Gallery in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was supportive, helpful and gentle. I marveled at his knowledge, his giggle and big smile . He was interested in everything. He was very positive and encouraging to his students. I’ve taken painting classes since we left New Hampshire and so far none even come close to those of Kim’s. He was a very spiritual man and was a devoted and proud family man. He certainly touched my life.
Thank you for your beautiful thoughts. I’m grateful he was able to teach and share his gifts with many.
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