Imagination is the key to my secret garden, my creative way down the rabbit hole, my looking glass.
I don't set out to produce art about one subject or the other. My creativity is inspired by a whimsical life, triggers of nature, passages of time and objects of beauty and color. Most often I work from the inside out. Though I work quite intentionally, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious is the undisputed project manager. Inspired  and invigorated by the world we live in, I remain in awe by the ghosts of the past and the brilliance of the artists whose work immobilizes me to the core. I am a gatherer of beauty and whimsy, nature and found objects, all of which have proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality. Working without the fear of perfection frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and grace to influence the finished product.

Kim Collister is a mixed media artist, Texas transplant, living in Central Arkansas.
She is a regular contributor to Stampington and Company and she is a member of the Design Team for Retro Cafe Art Gallery. She sells through her Etsy Shop and on Facebook. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. She welcomes email at ShopImgirl@gmail.com


  1. Hi Kim, Just saw your wonderful article in the latest Somerset Studio mag and had to drop a line. It is beeeautiful!! You are amazing! I adore how you used the old watercolor paint pallets. Such imagination. Are these all your old, used up ones, or do fellow creatives give you theirs? Where do you find them all, as using up watercolor pallets can be a lifetime career.
    Again, Kim, your work is stunning and really makes me smile! Keep up the fun, fun, colorful work.


    1. Hi Lynn,
      Thank you for your comment. I am always on the lookout for paint tins especially vintage ones. The best place to find them is at flea markets,estate sales, and online and of course friends who so generously remember you.

  2. Hi Kim, Love your shrines. I am just about finished with the bird cage shrine for my sister's birthday. How did you glue down the bird in the center to make it look 3d? Please let me know. Ann Tyler tylerataura@gmail.com

    1. Ann,
      I sent you an email, I hope you received it and I hope you enjoyed making this Bird Cage Shrine as much as I did! What a wonderful gift for your sister!!


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