Born Kimberly Idona McCormick near Annapolis, Maryland, Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the George Washington University in Visual Communications. She studied painting under WilliamWoodward in graduate school, who taught classical and impressionist painting techniques and color theory. She worked as a Graphic Designer and spent 6 years directing a team of designers at PriceWaterhouseCoopers management consulting. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University and Anne Arundel Community College, as well as other continuing education centers. As an Artist-in-Residence for 3 years, Kim was active teaching figure and portrait drawing at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Kim spent 5 years living between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, where she gained a deep appreciation for painting portraits of people from very different races and cultures. Currently, she specializes in Contemporary Realistic Figurative painting and drawings, depicting people of all ages and races at work, play and enjoying the human experience. 

In addition to portrait commissions, and life drawing, Kim enjoys playing the piano, watching her children grow, and exploring the world.