Growing up on a Maryland farm, Kim Muller-Thym has always loved nature, being outdoors and sailing. The artist has painted hundreds of scenes of the Chesapeake Bay, Havre de Grace’s Thursday night races as well as the more tranquil scenes of the Eastern Shore’s tidal rivers. Since moving to Old Saybrook, Connecticut in 1994, Kim has immersed herself in observing and interpreting New England’s shoreline from Stony Creek to Cape Cod, Mass. During the summer months she and her husband live on a saltwater farm in southwest Nova Scotia where Kim continues to study and paint the shoreline and its varying weather changes.
An oil painter, Muller-Thym’s style is impressionistic, directly inspired by what she sees and feels outdoors. She usually does small plein air studies and converts them later to larger paintings in the studio. She has strong brush strokes and an appreciation for color, light and the effects of weather.
Kim is represented in galleries from Virginia to Nova Scotia. Including the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, where she won the John Stobart Award in 2006, the Academic Artists Association in MA, The Hudson Valley Art Association and The Salmagundi Art Club in New York, where she is a member. Fourteen of her paintings are in the Yale New Haven Hospital collection.
Kim has an eclectic background: BA in German literature and MFA in applied psychology; twenty years of ceramics including a year in graduate studies at the Institute of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She spent many years as a ceramics student and graphics instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and thirty years in journalism as a writer, editor, and prize winning art director.