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Kimberly Chase-Adler

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Bio for Kimberly Chase-Adler

Kimberly has been involved in the arts throughout her life, across a variety of disciplines and mediums. 

As a child Kimberly always loved to draw, emulating her older brother who is an established professional artist.  However when she discovered water-based oil paints, she began to develop her own signature style of painting, often utilizing large brush strokes and palette knives.  Her still lifes, portraits and landscapes reflect her interest in color, with bold hues and unexpected juxtapositions.

Kimberly’s first true artistic focus was music; having trained as a classical pianist from a young age, she proceeded to major in fine arts at Wheaton College, with subsequent professional experience including teaching piano and music theory at Groton School of Music and Groton School, KUA, Northfield Mount Hermon and Wheaton College.  She has also served as a church organist, accompanied church and school musicals, participated in chamber music groups, and sung in numerous choruses and choirs. 

Kimberly's involvement in the performing arts has also provided a creative outlet for her visual design skills.  Experience has included costume design and production for the Opera North opera company, the North Country Community Theater, the Dartmouth Dance program at the Hopkins Center, and the Skating Club at Dartmouth, with additional forays in set design and marketing (e.g. poster and banner design).  Kimberly's professional experience in design has also included working as a graphic artist for the George Frost Company, a manufacturer of leather apparel and accessories, where she developed hundreds of images in a variety of styles. 

Kimberly would like to thank her painting mentor, Aline Ordman, for her instruction, insights and inspiration.