Sculptor Kim Shaklee, a successful wildlife and marine sculptor,
distinguishes herself from other artists by her ability to transform
static metal into fluid motion to capture the essence of an animal.
A native of Colorado, Shaklee developed a deep appreciation for
the natural world, and an intense love for wildlife. Her father
was also quite artistic, and encouraged Shaklee to draw and paint
the creatures she encountered as a child. This formed the foundation
for her future to become a sculptor. Regarding her artwork, Shaklee
says, "It is the emphasis I place on interpreting the personality
of the subject that ties all my work together. My desire is not
merely to replicate the image of an animal but rather to make its
essence the central focus of the piece. I truly love these creatures,
and I want anyone who views my bronzes to be able to see the individuality
of each animal through them."
Shaklee's works have been shown in many national and international
exhibitions and are included in permanent collections around the
world, including the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological
Park (Washington, D.C.) and the Oklahoma City Zoo (Oklahoma City,
OK). Shaklee is an elected member of the Allied Artists Of America
and the American Artists Professional League. Additionally, she
is a signature member of the American Academy of Women Artists,
the Women Artists of the West, and the prestigious American Society
of Marine Artists.
Kim Shaklee sits with her monumental rabbit sculpture "International
Harvester" A.K.A. "Harvey".