Kimberly Dou holds a bachelor's degree in textile design, from the Central Academy of Arts and Design in Beijing, China (now known as Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University), and a master's degree in graphic design from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked as a college instructor, a graphic, website and marketing designer. She has won various awards in design and fine arts over the years.
Kimberly's primary media has been watercolor and colored pencil on paper. She enjoys creating portraits, figurative and landscapes. Her techniques are mostly representational, especially in the faces and hands, though the compositions and moods in her works are often idealized and dreamy. In her recent works, she likes to use larger and looser strokes and abstract shapes to treat the backgrounds.
Kimberly lives in the metro area of Atlanta with her husband, an accomplished classical musician and art collector. Therefore, looking at paintings, visiting museums and antique markets are their common interest, along with trying different foods everywhere and finding good travel experience.
Please also visit Teravarna Fine Art Gallery where Kimberly's solo exhibition is featured.