Kim Roe, Chicago Member Since August 2010 Artist Statement An amateur photographer since high school, Kim has taken hundreds of film and then digital photographs. He has travelled to and/or lived in Michigan, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, Southern California and the Middle East. He has also spent many years exploring his own back yard in the back country and wilderness areas of Wisconsin and Illinois. Wherever he roams, he always has his camera with him and uses it whenever he can. Also drawing and painting since childhood, he is experimenting with a technique combining the two arts of photography and painting. After 25 years as a professional graphic artist, he has only begun to explore the world of Art with his camera and digital palette. Kim's art education began at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and continued through the American Academy of Art, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of New Mexico.