Kim Pate







Kim Pate

Kim Pate

Albany, Ga


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I grew up in a very small unincorporated community, or town, if you can call it that, Putney GA. > Almost everyone knew each other in this place, > and that’s the way I liked it, well sort-of anyway. The people I’ve been closes to over the years and throughout my life, did very little to influence me in my art work, and are not responsible for my interest in art or Photography. However I will admit there was two exceptional moments in my life; one was when my sister and myself both received a joint gift on Christmas day, I was about the age of 7 or 8 years old; This explosion of inspiration came from a candle making kit, > well… it was a little explosion… I guess you’d say. Ok, now I got to tell you, I sure didn’t do any kind of “Medieval Masterpiece” > a Sculpture of a painting from the Renaissance time or anything, but that gift ignited the lust, hunger, and raw drive in me to do something in my life that would be somehow accepted by my family and later-on by others to be call artistic. The second time was when I got another; yes you guessed it, another Christmas Gift… This time it was a 110 camera which I used until it was just about to fall apart. :) After that my next encounter with being inspired came from, when I went to live with my father, in Winchester, Va. I got a job working on a military base project through a connection, and almost every day that I could fine spare time I would ride around the mountains or somewhere in the Shenandoah Valley taking pictures of almost anything that my Dads 35mm shutter would expose an image too. :) This was the first time I knew I was going to find something that would help me have a stage, or platform in which I could display my little fragments of eye-catching views. Later (about 2 years), I was working at the local newspaper in the nearby town of Albany GA, but finding my job about to run out; via still doing construction work, I was asked to work in the printing area. I… was… in… artistic haven, mesmerized, and constantly finding myself starved for more… I’ve worked there most of my life, always having a chance day-in, and day-out to display my work to the little town in my area. I would live, sleep, eat, and dream of printing in full color… that is until I wanted to expand my knowledge and experience. So.. I had to learn the other parts of the production processes, so I went to work for a Commercial print shop call American Printing, finding many new ways to practice my printing skills, but that began to bore me. After about a few months’ I took an offer and went back to the newspaper I was before (The Albany Herald) and stayed there until 1998 when I made another effort to expand my artistically hungry mind. My new classroom, or pressroom as it were, would be The Tallahassee Democrat; the newspaper for Tallahassee Fla. I learned many new skills there as well, but the hours I worked and not having much to do with the artistic part of the process soon put me back once again where I began from, (The Albany Herald). So... a few years later, not long after going back to the Herald, I began sketching, painting, and doing photography once again. I had finally decided that this… was for me; sketching, painting, and photography, gave me the platform I needed. I’ve been doing it ever since then.
That’s pretty-much the highlights, if you’d like to know more then email me > and offer me a book deal :) lol


Bright Glad by Kim Pate


A Sprung Spring by Kim Pate


And A Girl Dreams by Kim Pate


A Hilton Head Island Horse by Kim Pate


An Iris Adrift In Spring Colors by Kim Pate


Aqua Beauty by Kim Pate


A Strange Butterfly Dream by Kim Pate


Wild Flowering Beauty by Kim Pate


Vernicia fordii by Kim Pate


Lust by Kim Pate


Ray Charles Statue In Odd Weather South Georgia by Kim Pate


Agalinis paupercula or False Foxglove by Kim Pate


Happy Horses Hoofin-it by Kim Pate


Sketchy Sparrow by Kim Pate


Beautiful Fireworks Works by Kim Pate


Turkey Head shot by Kim Pate


Andersonville Stage Line Slosheye Trail by Kim Pate


A flowering Red Castle Beauty by Kim Pate


A lovely White with a hint of Yellow Gladiolus by Kim Pate


Star Glory by Kim Pate


Steam Engine 444 by Kim Pate


Fall Blues by Kim Pate


Memories Of Prom Dreams by Kim Pate


An Old Barn Hidden Away In The Blue Ridge Mountains by Kim Pate


Squirrel Eats Mushroom by Kim Pate


Color Me Pretty by Kim Pate


Dino-Shell by Kim Pate


Canna WOW by Kim Pate


Garden Window by Kim Pate


A Bit Of An Itch by Kim Pate


A Dragons Night by Kim Pate


An Old Shack Hidden Away In The Blue Ridge Mountains by Kim Pate


Night Bird by Kim Pate


The Passion Butterfly by Kim Pate


Dragonfly Headstand by Kim Pate


Precious Yesterdays by Kim Pate


The Southeastern Pileated Woodpecker by Kim Pate


The American Green Tree Frog by Kim Pate


Ray Charles Statue In A Odd Weather Event by Kim Pate


Odd Weather In Albany GA by Kim Pate


From Here to There by Kim Pate


Flower Spells by Kim Pate


Ibis by Kim Pate


Spring Daffodils by Kim Pate


Bird Moire by Kim Pate


Framed Portholes by Kim Pate


Bogger Woods by Kim Pate


Daffodil Double Bubble by Kim Pate