We had the good fortune of connecting with Kim Buckingham and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kim, why did you pursue a creative career?
I pursued an artistic career because I was inspired by the color around me, I couldn’t help myself. From a box of cereal to a piece of broken glass when the sunlight hits it in a certain way, Its imbedded in me. I create my art because it brings me joy, It stirs my soul and leads me to wonderful new adventures and friendships.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think what sets me apart from others is that I am a true hippie. Woodstock was one of the many pioneer things I did in the 60’s. Everything I do in art, has been motivated by festivals, fields & family. A sense of community comes with my art. It has not been easy, the term starving artist has manifested itself many of times but, not giving up and having true support of my work has kept me going. I was brought up to always and forever have belief in myself and to never back down. Thats where I stand.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Start off, breakfast at Mercedes Grill for the eggs benny & bloody marys. Followed by a long walk on the beach maybe even a dip and then to Hinano’s for a game of pool & a great burger (maybe the best on the west). Hit, Nova Paints in Culver City, looking at their colors is like eye candy to me. Late afternoons coffee’s with friends if it was back in 90’s we would meet at Abbot’s (if you know you know).
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
All the passionate artists who have inspired me over the years, I have always been stimulated by other human’s work. A few that come to mind is my dear friend Jannie Denney & truly my mother who was an artist herself by the name of Beverly Amsterdamn.
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