Kim Lordier is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. After college, she flew with a major air carrier, turning to painting full time after the events of September, 2001. In 2002 she was introduced to the art of the Early California Impressionists at the Oakland Museum, and was drawn to plein air painting as a creative outlet. She now lives with her family on the Peninsula.
Kim’s work has been showcased on the cover of Art of the West, Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in Art of the West, PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Western Art and Architecture, The Pastel Journal, American Artist, and The Artist Magazine. Her paintings have been published in California Light: A Century of Landscapes by Jean Stern and Molly Siple, Art Journey America-Landscapes by North Light Publishing, and the award-winning Art of the National Parks-Historic Connections Contemporary Interpretations published by Fresco Fine Art Publications. Acknowledged by jurors and her peers, Kim has received recognition for her landscapes at major plein air events, international magazine competitions, national pastel society shows and museum exhibitions. In 2015, Lordier received the prestigious Patrons’ Choice Award at Maynard Dixon Country in Mt. Carmel Utah.
Kim is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. A popular instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country, and has given demonstrations at the First and Second Annual Plein Air Convention, sponsored by PleinAir Magazine.