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


Marshlands Around Hilton Head Island by Kim Pate


Fall Field Flowers by Kim Pate


A pair of Spotted Sandpipers by Kim Pate


Two Spotted Sandpipers on The Flint Rivers Banks by Kim Pate


Barrel Racing in GA by Kim Pate


High Falls near Atlanta GA by Kim Pate


Columbia SC Water Tower by Kim Pate


Bluegill On The Hunt by Kim Pate


Vintage Americana Fun by Kim Pate


FISH ART GALLERY in Tybee Island by Kim Pate


The Funny Side of Tybee Island by Kim Pate


Honey-Bells by Kim Pate


Dino Fun by Kim Pate


Seductive Art by Kim Pate


The Bald Cypress by Kim Pate


Fox Squirrel in Long leaf Pine by Kim Pate


Wicked Weather on the road by Kim Pate


Alligator Sunbathing by Kim Pate


Riverbanks Garden SC by Kim Pate


Anole Lizard by Kim Pate


Heres Looking At You by Kim Pate


A Nice Moon Shot by Kim Pate


A Southern Super Moon Shot by Kim Pate


Southern Fox Squirrel by Kim Pate


Beautiful Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly by Kim Pate


Squirrely View by Kim Pate


The Spicebush Swallowtail by Kim Pate


Hilton Head Island Beauty by Kim Pate


One Very Pretty Hilton Head Island Horse by Kim Pate


A Snowy White Egret Strolls down the beach of Helton Head Island by Kim Pate


A Very Beautiful Hilton Head Island Horse by Kim Pate


Snowy White Egret by Kim Pate


Hunting Minnows by Kim Pate


Glad beauty by Kim Pate


The beautiful Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly by Kim Pate


Bumblebee in the wet lands on the GA. Coast by Kim Pate


The American alligator by Kim Pate


Buzzing Botanical beauty by Kim Pate


Flower from Paradise Lost by Kim Pate


The American alligator in the Flint River by Kim Pate


A Very Late Sun by Kim Pate


Attack of the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly by Kim Pate


Datana Major by Kim Pate


Dichroa febrifuga by Kim Pate


Flamingo Head Shot by Kim Pate


Fighting The Wind by Kim Pate


Cloud Mountain Cherokee Rose by Kim Pate


Grackle by Kim Pate