Inquiries and Purchases:

Email or Call 608-588-2765
to contact Kim directly.

2024 Exhibits:

Booth At Kohler Show

Garden Expo
Madison, WI
Feb 9-11, 2024

Spring Green Art Fair
Spring Green, WI
June 29-30, 2024

ArtFest Green Bay
Green Bay, WI
July 20-21, 2024

Agora Art Fair
Fitchburg, WI
August 17, 2024

Winter Art Fair Off The Square
Madison, WI
November 9-10, 2024

2023 Exhibits:

Garden Expo
Madison, WI
Feb 10-12, 2023

Spring Green Art Fair
Spring Green, WI
June 24-25, 2023

Art Fair On The Square
Madison, WI
July 8-9, 2023

Uptown Art Fair
Minneapolis, MN
August 4,5,6, 2023

Winter Art Fair Off The Square
Madison, WI
November 11-12, 2023

Kim's cranes on the Kohler street banners

Kohler Midsummer Festival 2013
Kim's cranes on the street banners

Somebody Is Happy

Somebody Is Happy

Kim Russell | Artist | Christl Iausly | Spring Green Art Fair

Kim and Artist Christl Iausly

Artist Kim Russell

Kim Russell Original | Snaz | Great Horned Owl


captures the essence of birds in
stylized ink and acrylic drawings.

Kim is fascinated by the biology
of birds, and spends extensive time delving into the research that is
essential to her work.

"I only put pencil to paper once I
know my subject like a friend."

Next Shows

Green Bay ArtFest | Kim Russell | Best Of Show

1st Down and ArtFest to Go

July 20-21, 2024

Green Bay ArtFest

Cherry St.
Green Bay, WI

Booth: 7

Let's rush all the way
to the fest in Green Bay

Kim Russell at Agora Art Fair

Kim at Agora! Wow!

August 17, 2024

Agora Art Fair

5500 E Cheryl Pkwy
Fitchburg, WI

Saturday 10-5

Kim will be exhibiting
her popular bird images.

"I am really looking forward to this
high quality art fair."

New Art

A Heron's World by Kim Russell | Great Blue Heron | Bird Art

A Heron's World

A Heron's World

This drawing is inspired by an indigenous myth involving the world supported on a turtles back.

A variety of ancient cultures, including Chinese, Hindu, and Native American have developed the world turtle story in their oral histories.

Here, the painted turtle represents the wetlands world dominated by the Great Blue Heron.

In this large drawing, the bold lines need to be seen to be appreciated.

Previous News and Events

April 20 - June 14, 2021

Special Exhibit

Birds Of A Feather:
Contemporary Avian Artists

A Two Woman Exhibit

Reedy Art Gallery
UMN Landscape Arboretum
Chaska, MN

Kim is thrilled to have 20 of her pieces featured in this special show at the top- rated botanical garden in the country.

Artist Webinar:
In this live presentation, Kim discussed the bird biology that inspired her works. Recording is available to view online.

Fields of Gold by Kim Russell International Crane Foundation From The Field Webinar

Fields of Gold

International Crane Foundation
From The Field Webinar

The Long and Winding Roads that Lead to Portraying Cranes

Now available for viewing on youtube, Kim's webinar presents the journey that led her from the Chicago suburbs to the rolling hills of Sauk County, Wisconsin.

In the webinar, Kim discusses the progression of her artwork with a focus on the influences and stories behind selected crane drawings.

She also talks through the process of creating a drawing of a blue crane, and the extensive research that led her down interesting paths along the way.

Kim Russell | Original Sculpture | Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Kim and Mayo Screech Owl

Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Mary Brigh Building

Pediatric Atrium Lobby

Kim was thrilled to be awarded a commission by the famous Mayo Clinic for 34 of her life-sized bird sculptures.

The birds, all native Minnesota woodland species, are flying in Mayo's new Pediatric Atrium Lobby.

We will post a feature in the future documenting the extensive project.

Kim Russell | Original Sculpture | UW Hospital American Family

UW Hospital Art

UW American Family Children's Hospital Project

Art coordinator for the UW Hospitals, Amanda Kron, had a vision for the new floor of the children's hospital.

To support the theme, "Skies Over Wisconsin, Amanda challenged Kim to design and execute hanging sculptures for installation in the elevator hallway.

Working with many safety restrictions, the end result was three cloud formations with birds on each side to welcome visitors as they step off the elevators.