Kim Weber is one of the most aspiring fine art artists on Instagram. With her minimalistic drawings and marble-artworks, the American is making a name for herself in the art industry. We contacted the young artist to find out more about her. If you are also interested, join us and have a closer look at the world of Kim Weber.

To start things off, please tell us a little bit more about you and where you come from?

I grew up in Orange County (in Rancho Santa Margarita, California) and went to Azusa Pacific University to major in Business Management and a minor in Fine Arts. I currently live near Los Angeles in a house with three other housemates. Living with them has been such a wonderful experience and they are so kind to basically turn the living room and kitchen into my own little art studio. I have also turned my room into an art studio which is where I take most of my photos.

Tell us how a typical day in your life looks like – do you have any rituals that you can’t live without?

I wish I had more of a structure to my everyday life. To be honest, I have been trying to set a more strict workout routine and sleep schedule, but so many new things seem to keep coming my way that it becomes hard to get into a routine. I have a planner where I set general goals for the week and daily goals to achieve and stick to that. I also workout two to five times a week because I believe physical wellbeing is very important and affects every aspect of my business. I also usually see my boyfriend every day or every other day depending on his work schedule. We do a lot of work together in content creation for clients and for our own brands. To kind of get back to the question, I think my rituals are morning coffee (a must).

Tell us a bit more about your carrier.

My current occupation consists of running my business Kim Rose Art and in creating content (shooting pictures) and posting to my Instagram for brands. These are all ways for me to engage my creative mind as well as my business mind. As far as the art business, I am currently shifting to a fine art market only (pieces price-point will range from $1,000 – $10,000) which has been a challenging but very exciting process. Every day is different for me which I love, and I often go to events / meet new people which I love, too!

When was the first time you decided that you want to work as an artist and content creator?

During my senior year studying at APU, I got an internship at a Media Marketing company in Santa Monica (basically an agency that connects macro-influencers to companies and runs the campaign). After graduating, that turned into a job where I learned a lot about campaign running. More importantly, I learned that it is possible to make a very good amount of money via Instagram which really excited me. Working at this startup also let me realize that influencer marketing is not going anywhere but in fact going to be the next big thing when it comes to marketing. So I realized that now was my time to capitalize on that and start working for myself. I also started taking my art business more seriously which has been hugely rewarding.

How did Social Media change your way of working and getting in contact with clients and your followers?

Social media has revolutionized the way people can contact clients and followers. It has completely taken down barriers when it comes to communication which is the most incredible thing ever. I have also been able to have a more personal relationship with my followers, which has been amazing. It has allowed me to make friends and find inspiration through some incredible people who I now see as my friends (who we have never even met and many of them are on the other side of the world!).

This was my next question. Where do you get your inspiration from?

I get inspiration hugely through music. I love artists like Aliana Baraz, Odesza. I also love strong female pop/hip-hop artists. Bonus if their music has a fun touch of Latin pop like Cardi b. Also, conversation with other people, and simply admiring other peoples amazing art inspires me a lot. I have made so many artist friends through Instagram that have been such huge inspirations.

What are your favorite tools for drawing and how did your drawing style change throughout your career?

I have always loved painting and drawing, but for the past few years, I have been mesmerized by fine art and marble work. You can check out my video about the process here. Something about the long process and the controlled chaos is absolutely fascinating to me. I have found ways to manipulate and control it to the best of my ability, but also to embrace what I can’t control in the process and make it beautiful.

Your art is focused on marble paintings and minimalistic drawings, what do they mean for you?

The past year I realized that I am obsessed with minimalism, which is why I do the line drawings. There is something about telling a message with one to three lines that I find so powerful. That art has begun to be hugely appreciated by the poet community (they use my art paired with their poems for Instagram) which I find so beautiful.

What are your goals for the future, what can we expect from you?

For the future, the next six months are primarily dedicated to the Mission Marisol project. After that, I am hoping to have met some incredible people through the Mission project and take the business to the next level. Pitch to angel investors and get some employees on board to continue growing Kim Rose Art and the voice of our mission which is to bring more awareness and funds to the beautiful kids in Mexico.

We will keep following Kim’s path and are more than happy that she shared her inspiring story with us. If you like to get some more information about Kim and her project “Mission Marisol”, you should check out her website and her Instagram account.

 

*numbers current at the time of writing.

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