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Art Journaling has been part of my daily practice for many years. Creating and binding my own visual art journals to work in builds a relationship before I even begin to add paints and mediums to the pages. I am drawn to mixed media and journal making because of the many options and possibilities for creating, with no rules or judgements. The freedom to use anything I want to use in my work is essential, and I find that freedom in the art of visual journaling. My practice of visual journaling over many years has allowed me to acquire insight and understanding, to be raw, honest, and vulnerable; and it has given me a safe and sacred space in which to explore and unfurl. 
My passion for art was instilled in me at an early age by my mom and dad. Growing up on the coast with my mom who was an artist, and my dad who is an adventure loving explorer, introduced me to art in it's many forms early on. I remember collecting all kinds of treasures, (shells, stones, sticks, torn papers, photos, etc. ) to make something "one day." I am constantly inspired by nature, the sea, the mountains, the big city, and will do everything I can as a peaceful activist to protect our beautiful planet. Wherever I go, I see art or the potential for a project, and I continue to collect things to be used in art projects "one day." 
-Kim Beller

Kim Beller, native of Wilmington, North Carolina, is a mixed media artist, inspired by the sea and all of nature. A peaceful activist, she combines her love for the ocean, and her constant work to protect it, through her intuitive process, in the many layers of her work. Using different mediums, her paintings are filled with secret message, memories, mantras, and prayers, for the oceans, the Earth, and all of it’s creatures.

Kim’s passion for art in it’s many forms began in her early years while growing up on the coast with her artist mother, and adventure loving dad. She was introduced to her own creativity as a child through exploring the marsh and sound with her dad, and making art and crafts with her mother.

She has a contagious enthusiasm for creating, and enjoys leading workshops, and guiding others to unleash their creative spirit, while finding their own style and voice. For many years, she has kept “visual journals,” and shares this love and practice with others during her workshops. She teaches in her home studio, at museum schools, the Outer Banks, North Carolina mountains, and anywhere she is invited to teach! Living on the coast in Topsail Beach, North Carolina, there is constant inspiration from the sea and an abundance of nature.




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