From the Field Notes Series

From the Field Notes Series

Artist Statement

Kimberly Baxter Packwood’s current body of work depicts the ancient prairie as it once existed, inhabited by native plants, animals and fauna, and the farms that dominate the modern horizon.

Kimberly uses natural materials and processes to demonstrate the progression of the native prairie from its ancient origins to the present through color, texture and form.  Through the use of Natural Dyes, Ocher’s, Earth Pigments, and rust on cloth she is able to explore the tension between the natural and the unnatural (man-made).

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
— Georgia O'Keeffe


Kimberly Baxter Packwood is a professional mixed-media artist that specializes in surface design using natural dyes, rust, and wax.

Kimberly’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and abroad and has been published in various books and professional journals.  She is the Art Instructor for K. Baxter Packwood Studios, LLC., and teaches nationally and internationally (online).