About the Artist

Following his graduation from St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Mr. Kimball spent twenty-five years working in the graphic design and illustration field.  Twenty of those years he spent directing his own design/illustration studio.  During this time he also pursued his own artistic goals as a watercolorist.

In 1994, Mr. Kimball began working in pastels, a medium that he found to provide an exciting avenue for his artistic goals.  In 1995, he made the decision to leave the design/illustration field to pursue a career in fine art on a full time basis.

His work in pastels has been exhibited widely and has been the recipient of many awards including: the 1995 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Giffuni Award for Exceptional Merit, the 1996 Beatrice Vare Award, and the 2000 Joseph V. Giffuni Memorial Award from the Pastel Society of America.  In addition, he has been awarded the 1996 Savoir Faire-Senillier Award, the 1996 Annual Membership Show Best of Show Award, and the 2000 Duane Wakeham Award by the Pastel Society of the West Coast.

Mr. Kimball is a signature member and Master Pastellist, Pastel Society of America as well as a signature member and Distinguished Pastellist, Pastel Society of the West Coast.

Education

Saint Ambrose College, Davenport, IA
Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1972

Memberships

Pastel Society of America, New York, NY
Signature Member
Master Pastellist
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Roseville, CA
Signature Member
Distinguished Pastellist

Selected Exhibitions

Woodson Art Museum, Birds in Art 2017, Wausau, WI, 2017
Bereskin Art Gallery, Davenport, IA 2016
Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA 2016
FIGGE Art Museum, Davenport, IA 2016
Quad City International Airport, Moline, IL 2015
Renee Grae Gallery, Le Claire, IA 2014
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 2013
Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison WI 2012
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 2012
Geneseo Art League, Geneseo, IL 2012
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 2011
Henry County Courthouse Beautification Arts Project Commission, Cambridge, IL 2010
Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI 2010
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 2010
St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA 2009
VagnHall Galleri, Bishop Hill, IL 2009
Black Hawk College, Moline, IL 2009
Quad City International Airport, Moline, IL 2009
CornerHouse Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA 2008
Rock Island Public Library, Rock Island, IL 2006
CornerHouse Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA 2005
Quad City International Airport, Moline, IL 2003
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO, 2003
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 2002
“Pastels USA”, Roseville, CA, 2002
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Roseville, CA, 2000
The Pastel Society of America, New York, NY, 2000
Quad City Arts Center, Rock Island, IL 1998
Pastel Society of America, New York, NY 1997
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Roseville, CA 1997
Rock Island Public Library, Rock Island, IL 1996
MidCoast Fine Arts Gallery, Le Claire, IA 1996
Pastel Society of America, New York, NY 1996,
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Carmichael, CA 1996
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Hayward, CA 1996
Pastel Society of America, New York, NY 1995
Eberdt Gallery, Marycrest College, Davenport, IA 1987
Evergreen Artworks, Bettendorf, IA 1986

Selected Awards

Iowa Pastel Society Conference, Guest Speaker and Demonstration, Marion, IA 2013
The Pastel Journal, The Pastel 100 Competition, Honorable Mention, Landscape, April 2012
Geneseo Art League, Best of Show, Geneseo, IL 2012
Augustana College, Founder’s Award, Rock Island, IL 2011
Cherry Creek Arts Festival Poster Artist, Denver, CO 2003
“Pastels USA” H.K. Holbein Award, Roseville, CA 2002
Pastel Society of West Coast Duane Wakeham Award, Roseville, CA 2000
Pastel Society of America Joseph V. Giffuni Memorial Award, New York, NY 2000
Pastel Society of America, Juror of Awards, New York, NY 1997
Pastel Society of West Coast Board of Directors Award, Roseville, CA 1997
Pastel Society of America Beatrice Vare Award, New York, NY 1996
Pastel Society of the West Coast Savoir Faire-Sennelier Award, Carmichael, CA 1996
Pastel Society of the West Coast Best of Show, Hayward, CA 1996
Pastel Society of America Andrew V. Giffuni Award for Exceptional Merit, New York, NY 1995

Publications

Dusk ’til Dawn, The Pastel Journal, June Issue, 2012
Finding Your Style in Pastel by Jean Hirons, Published by AuthorHouse, 10/17/2012
The Pastel Journal, November/December Issue, 2000
Pastel Highlights, American Artist Magazine, 1995

Selected Collections

Nationally, both private and business including:

UnityPoint Health – Trinity, Rock Island, IL
United Fire Group, Cedar Rapids, IA
River Valley Family Practice, Rock Island, IL
St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA
Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Cherry Creek arts Festival, Denver, CO
Deere and Company, Raleigh, NC
Lakeland Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph, MI
Lakeland Regional Health Park, St. Joseph, MI
Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Life Insurance, Rock Island, IL
Park Forest Art Center, Park Forest, IL
St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, NE
St. Luke’s Community Hospital, The Woodlands, TX
Tippecanoe County Collection, Lafayette, IN