Kimmy Van Kooten, Saint Augustine Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement Kimmy , first and foremost is a wife and the mother of 11 children. She has children who are married, just about married, in college, out of college, toddlers and teenagers...you name it! Kimmy spends what little free time she has, freelancing her poetry, short stories, pen and ink drawings, watercolors, photography and graphic design work...where her inspirations incorporate, her God, her family life, growing up on the farm, trials of life, nature, romance, and a little humor of course!
" I like the variety in life seen through my eyes of everything I write... draw, paint...or still forever in a photograph..."
Kimmy has spent so many years savoring for this time in her life, where, now, she can share her inspirations with the world! Born in Pequannock, NJ. At a young age, she and her family moved to a 70 acre horse farm in Allentown, Pennsylvania with all of her 7 sisters and six brothers (The apple doesn't fall far from the tree )
Now residing deep in the woods of a Florida tropical fauna... Kimmy is inspired. . .
I love being a mother, a grandmother, and best of all, my husbands wife!
She surrounds herself with nature and loves to hike unknown territories She also loves gardening, smelling the roses, and playing her red conga drums