Kim Hoechst began painting in 2006 when she decided to leave a corporate marketing career to do what she had always wanted to do — attend art school. She began by taking classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was accepted into PAFA’s Certiﬁcate Program with a Merit Scholarship.
Kim now maintains a studio at Spring City Mill Studios in northern Chester County. She is inspired by the interplay of light and shadow, and portraying this yin and yang is central to her work. Her paintings encompass a range of genres, but light and shadow are her true subject. Kim works mainly in oils because she loves their vibrancy and durability. She uses a variety of surfaces such as copper, zinc, wood, and linen to optimally capture the light based on the composition and subject of each work.
Kim has participated in many juried shows and exhibitions in and around Philadelphia including PAFA, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, local art centers and the Delaware, Chester and Montgomery County Studio Tours. She is on the Exhibitions Committee of the Wallingford CAC and a member of the Da Vinci Art Alliance.