Kim Schmitt Thomas
Kim Schmitt Thomas was born in 1970 in NYC and raised in Bergen County, NJ, where she currently works and resides with her husband and 4 year old twins. After attending the University of Bridgeport in the late 80s where she majored in illustration, Kim transferred into the Fine Arts program at Montclair State University, while she freelanced as an illustrator designing program covers and logos for small NYC theatre companies, as well as creating animated logos for the TV/film production company, Bert Stratford Productions.
For many years, Kim also worked as an interior artist/muralist with Of The Essence Designs, with whom she painted on-site works in various businesses and private homes in NY and NJ. She also worked in clay, selling her pieces in galleries and boutiques in Ridgewood, NJ, Newport, RI, and Nyack, NY. However, in 2003, Kim decided to concentrate solely on painting, her main passion, and continues to exhibit and sell her work through local art exhibitions and commissions. She also has a background in acting and dance, which she feels has influenced the way she adds movement and drama to all of her figures.