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 Southern Kingfisher side view by Kim Pate


The Great Blue Heron by Kim Pate


Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus by Kim Pate


Blushing Red Dogwood Bud by Kim Pate


Ditch Texting by Kim Pate


Naturally Wild by Kim Pate


Pink Mimosa by Kim Pate


Barn Swallows by Kim Pate


Lake Seminole by Kim Pate


A Brown Thrasher sings in Sycamore Tree by Kim Pate


Walters Grocery Company Plains GA by Kim Pate


Plains Inn And Antique Mall Plaque by Kim Pate


Dont Even Think Of Parking Here by Kim Pate


Billy Carter Service Station Plaque by Kim Pate


Carters Warehouse at Harvest Time by Kim Pate


The Coca Cola Machine and Bottle Rack outside Billy Carters Service Station in Plains Georgia by Kim Pate


Plains Historic Inn and Antiques in Plains Georgia by Kim Pate


Plains City Hall Plains Georgia by Kim Pate


Main Street Antiques by Kim Pate


Horses Having Some Hay by Kim Pate


Decorations in downtown Plains Georgia in October by Kim Pate


The Depot Dog by Kim Pate


Billy Carters Old Service Station in Plains Georgia by Kim Pate


Plains Inn And Antique Mall in Plains Georgia by Kim Pate


Plains Inn And Antique Mall 2 by Kim Pate


Plains Inn And Antique Mall 1 by Kim Pate


Harvest Time in Plains GA by Kim Pate


Ready For lift-off by Kim Pate


Blueberry Bells Bloom by Kim Pate


Fish Tails and Southern Cattails by Kim Pate


Bumblebee Hummingbird Moth by Kim Pate


Swamp Pretties by Kim Pate


Native Azaleas by Kim Pate


Spring Water Cypress Shadowed by Kim Pate


Late Afternoon at Lake Seminole GA Bass Fishing by Kim Pate


Climbing The Clouds by Kim Pate


Shrimp Plant by Kim Pate


Swallows Bow by Kim Pate


Moon Shines by Kim Pate


Bumblebee Hummingbird Moth with Blueberry Blooms by Kim Pate


Peachy Moon by Kim Pate


Purple Wisteria by Kim Pate


Oak Galls by Kim Pate


Pretty Purple Pinwheel by Kim Pate


Upside-down Okee by Kim Pate


Apricot Tree Blooms by Kim Pate


The Southeastern Gray Squirrel by Kim Pate


Peach Tree Blooms Miskitos swoon by Kim Pate