Kim Pates Fine Art







Kim Pate

Kim Pates Fine Art

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


The Garden Window by Kim Pate


The Flower Beast by Kim Pate


The Great Egret Head Shot by Kim Pate


Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah Georgia by Kim Pate


A Shape Of An End by Kim Pate


Soft Pink Glad by Kim Pate


A Hummingbirds glowing throat by Kim Pate


Hummingbird by Kim Pate


An Osprey Dream by Kim Pate


A Love Bug Sunset by Kim Pate


M and B Memorial Park by Kim Pate


The Red-bellied Woodpecker by Kim Pate


Engine 444 by Kim Pate


Turtle Crossing by Kim Pate


Starburst Susie by Kim Pate


Lantana by Kim Pate


Fair Play by Kim Pate


The Painted Bunting by Kim Pate


The Wood Stork by Kim Pate


Neon Spider by Kim Pate


Lava Frog by Kim Pate


A Great Egret on Hilton Head Island by Kim Pate


Hiding Hydrangea by Kim Pate


Independence Day by Kim Pate


A Tiny Little Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds by Kim Pate


A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird by Kim Pate


The 4th of July 2013 by Kim Pate


A Fiddler Crab around Hilton Head Island by Kim Pate


A Pretty Tree Covered Road Somewhere On Hilton Head Island by Kim Pate


The King of the Jungle by Kim Pate


Summers Wildflowers by Kim Pate


Painted Bunting by Kim Pate


A Forster Tern Fighting The Winds Out At Sea by Kim Pate


The Queen of the Jungle by Kim Pate


American Green Tree Frog by Kim Pate


A Paddle Boarder near the Cockspur Island Light House by Kim Pate


The Fiddler crab on Hilton Head Island by Kim Pate


A Daisy If You-Do by Kim Pate


A Blue fiddler Crab Up Close by Kim Pate


Pick A Side by Kim Pate


The Sea Trawler Docked at Hilton Head Island by Kim Pate


Radium Springs Creek in the Summertime by Kim Pate


Bronze Frog by Kim Pate


The Bronze Frog by Kim Pate


Wired For Action by Kim Pate


Some Turtles at Radium Springs Creek by Kim Pate


Wild Rabbit by Kim Pate


Oysters by Kim Pate