We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Miller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I am from Stone Mountain Georgia, however as a multicultural woman 3 countries have an influential impact on who I’ve become; Jamaica, America, and England. In demeanor I carry the bold proud presence of a Jamaican woman. Driven and hard working. Inevitably developed from my Nan and Mother. In spirit I move as an American, in taking looping inspiration from the many Greats that have amounted successes in the opportune country. In heart, home resides in England where family lives and love is felt.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In relatable terms I am a self taught artist. Though we all are influenced. I am not burdened with the idea of technique. My creative spaces of development are sacred in mind with the understanding that there are no mistakes in my creations. I have always doodled, as I called it. However Angie, a previous co-worker in kind words, encouraged the action of taking my work from scrap paper to board. Today creative projects such as “The Greats”, an art series that highlights the gifted of our time and futures time, keep me inspired to draw and strive to positively impact through other artistic mediums. I am grateful for my gifts and use them to perpetuate positive thought and motivational influence.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Before the suitcase is unzipped and clothes are put away, we undoubtedly head to The Juicy Crab for a seasoned-filled entree. We would then catch up in conversation among the paintings at the High Museum and finally end the night with laughter at the Spice House for a night capped drink.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
As a creative my love for the arts goes far beyond chalk art pieces. I have found that acting, another form of artistic expression Intertwines with my drawings. My interest in the thespian culture shows up repeatedly in my work. From drawings of Eddie Murphy, Sheryl Lee Ralph to Denzel Washington it is clear where my inspiration stems from. I tend to draw the gifted of our time and futures time. Which has developed into an art series called “The Greats”. This will highlight highly influential beings; Actors, Athletes, Actors and Artist Musicians, who not only impact me but the developing future.
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Photo credits to Higgy’s Arts