Kim Fernandes

image made of clay depicting a squirrel climbing down a tree toward a mole who holds a teacup and sits in a plush armchair

Teatime for Mole (detail), 2020, polymer clay on illustration board














About the artist: 

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“My earliest memories are of decorating sandcastles with pebbles and shells, and learning to swim in the salty water of Huntington Bay, New York. When I was four, my family moved to Toronto, Ontario.

Growing up, my brother and I were always encouraged to express our creative talents. My childhood was filled with crafts. When I was five, I remember sitting next to my mother in her studio and designing my first picture book (unpublished to date). My parents, Eugenie and Henry Fernandes, are both freelance artists and have created many books for children.

I was educated at the Ontario College of Art from 1989 to 1992 and my specialty is creating 3-dimensional illustrations using oven hardening polymer clay. I currently live in a beautiful little town called Lakefield with my son, two dogs, a cat, two fish and a gecko. Aside from playing in my studio, I also work part-time at the Trent Lakes Public Library as an Assistant Librarian where I am in charge of the children’s programming.” – Kim Fernandes


the interior of Kim Fernandes' studio. A table with artwork stands to the left and to the right is an armchair and stool with an art book laid open. A window is visible in the background

Interior of Kim Fernandes’ studio









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Tour Stop 19 B (with Eugenie Fernandes)

Polymer Clay Modelling & Painting

166 Queen Street, Lakefield


Miguel Hernandez Autorino, Why I Left, 2022, oil on canvas KAST 2022 Selections Exhibition

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Jul 9, 2022 to Oct 9, 2022

Summer Hours: The gallery is OPEN daily, Monday to Sunday, from 11am - 5pm. Admission is FREE!

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