For nearly 20 years, Kim Jones has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in the educational publishing industry, working on a range of products for the K-12 market. Over that time, the Gerton-based artist has also been creating her own pieces on the side, which have been shown at Woolworth Walk for six years as well as the Hendersonville gallery A Walk in the Woods. “My intent is to visually capture a bit of myth, story, fairy tale or my own personal narrative and wrap it up with whimsy,” Jones says. “I do that through a digital mix of photo, vector and 3D elements, which are compiled and finished in Photoshop.” On April 20, Jones published her first children’s book, The Silly Letters of Agnes Buttons, about a girl who loves to write letters to her friends, telling them about her adventures and the silly things she sees. “It started off as just an alligator floating away on a balloon and grew from there,” Jones says. The book is available in paperback and as a Kindle e-book. bluegatedesign.com. Author photo courtesy of Jones
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