About the Artist
As an artist, Kim Murray specialises in realistic equine sculpture. Originally working in clay, she now primarily sculpts in digital format. Kim’s passion for horses, her scientific mind, and her écorché sculpting style results in expressive horse and pony sculptures with great anatomical accuracy.
Born in the USA, Kim grew up in Colorado, horse mad and highly competitive in the hunter/jumper show scene. Kim spent several years training and selling her own horses as well as working as an assistant English riding instructor. Several injuries encouraged her to go in a different direction with her love of horses, and turn to art and recreation rather than training and teaching.
Kim forged her own path on the University track. She did not complete any degree, but rather spent a total of six years studying Equine Management in New Jersey, Fine Art in Colorado, and Computer Animation (3D Model Making) in Florida. This patchwork degree path culminated in the precise profession of digital equine sculptor.
After falling in love with a Northern Irishman, Kim moved from the USA to Ireland. There, the couple married, had a daughter, and bought a farm. There they bought a few alpaca to "keep the grass down" and Kim quickly became obsessed with them and developed a love for the alpaca that matched her love of horses. After a few years, they quickly outgrew their wee Irish farm and yearned to be closer to friends and family, so they moved to the UK.
Now living in Cheshire, Kim and her little family have put down roots on a 32 acre farm. Apart from her studio work, Kim also runs a herd of over 100 pedigree alpaca. If you want to know more about the alpaca farm, feel free to look up Capital Alpaca on Facebook, Instagram, or at www.capitalalpaca.com
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