Category: Family

Never Be Bullied Into Mediocrity!

Portrait art by Marina Kim

This morning Tim and I had a dog walk together. I relayed to him my bed-time booster conversation with Alina the night before: “When people think about Alina, the word which springs to mind is Power. Power. Power of brain, muscle power, power of imagination, memory… You are powerful, Alina.” I do this remedial conversations […]

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Me and My Girls

Artist Marina Kim with the portraits of her children

This February half-term we didn’t go anywhere, and while my girls were home and the light was good, I bribed them to sit for the portraits. After all, last time I painted them was at least a couple of years ago, and I never painted them from life, always from photos. Now that they are […]

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Art and Sweetcorn

Short story by Marina Kim

In September 2009 my younger daughter Alina came to my studio for an hour or two. That visit led to an illustrated short story “Art and Sweetcorn”. Here it is: Sweetcorn is hot this season. On the way to the studio I made a detour to the Farmers’ Market, but going home in the evening […]

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