Kim was born in Wakefield Rhode Island, the middle of seven children. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida. What sets Kim apart, is that at a young age, she discovered that she had a passion for the performing arts. This would later blossom into a desire to express herself through a variety of art forms, from the culinary arts to portraiture, and her own brand, of art mixed media encaustic.

The joy that comes from creating and sharing her art feeds her mental, physical, and emotional well-being to euphoric proportions. The historical quality of Chesney’s medium connects her to her Italian heritage and connects her heart through the beauty of art.

“Art is a universal language that unites us both spiritually and historically. Encaustic literally lights my fire!”

Kim Chesney