My name is Kim Bagot-Hiller and I am an emerging artist from Bathurst NSW specialising in Botanical subjects. In the beginning the focus of my practice was to portray my subjects – plants and flowers, in its barest form, stripping away the distraction of colour, using techniques of pen and ink drawings and graphite rendering, revealing the beauty beneath. The soft, delicate nature of a flower portrayed by graphite and the structural complexity of the pen and ink.
By investigating artistic techniques and mediums, I recently discovered printmaking a natural extension of my drawing mediums. Printmaking has become perfect process and vehicle for conveying the complexity and beauty of Australian Native flora. Dry point and etching extend my processes already developed through drawing, allowing for the combination of softness and complexity.
My practice has been influenced by studies in Environmental Science, with knowledge of Botany, plant structure and science, attention to detail has become an important aspect to my work. Combing the scientific, and the artistic is the challenge which motivates my practice. Making scientific beauty of the floral landscape accessible.
2015: Completed first semester subjects in the Advance Diploma of Visual Arts – Western Institute of TAFE Orange Campus
2014: Diploma of Visual Arts – Western Institute of TAFE Orange Campus
2013: Completed competences in Certificate III Arts Administration
2006: Master Class in Scientific Illustration – Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney
2005: Mitchell School of Arts Summer School – Botanical Painting & Drawing
2005: Mitchell School of Arts Winter School – Botanical Painting & Drawing
2001: Bachelor of Information Technology (Spatial Information Systems) Charles Sturt University
1995: Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science) Charles Sturt University. Major Biology
2015: The Reverse Pallet MacKay Botanical Gardens.
2015: Evens Arts Council Flower Show art sale market.
2014: Arts Back TAFE Western Diploma of Visual Arts and Photography exhibition
2014: My sister and I Macleay valley community art gallery
2012 – 2013: Art at Linden Gate Gallery
2011: Drawing Attention to Nature at High Valley Wine & Cheese Co Cellar Gallery
2007: Tarana Red Cross Inaugural Art Show
2005: Mitchell School of Arts Summer School Participants Exhibition
2005: Mitchell School of Arts Winter School Participants Exhibition
2004: Mental Health Week Art Show – Central West