AS: What is your medium of choice?
KA: Primarily, I am a fiber artist and love working in textiles overall.
AS: How did you get started?
KA: We raise sheep and have bred them for their wool, so in effect I produce my own medium!
AS: What are some of your greatest inspirations?
KA: I get my inspiration from a variety of things, but mostly nature, fantasy, and whimsy. However I do enjoy making things that are fun and functional like felted soaps and pet pods.
AS: Do you have a favorite piece of work that you have done?
KA: Tie! Betty the Yeti was the most fun piece because of the creative aspect, but my squirrel is another favorite due to the technical aspects that I learned and accomplished.
For 2020 we would like to give a big Art Spot welcome to our newest Resident Artist Kim Anderson!
Kim became a fiber artist as the direct result of owning sheep for the past 15 years. She has enjoyed all aspects of raising the sheep and exploring and improving the various techniques from masters associated with the fiber arts. From washing and hand processing the wool, to carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving, wet felting, nuno felting, and needle felting, Kim has continued to learn and teach what she knows.
She is the President of the Canton Fiber Arts guild and has been a member for about 6 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Union and worked in various school systems for a number of years.
Currently Kim practices her art, teaches, participates in local art shows, gives programs for clubs, and vends at juried shows.