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Kim Roberts, MA

While earning a Master’s degree in Psychology from Naropa University Kim was inspired by the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and discovered Buddhist meditation. She discovered the encaustic medium in 2015 and dropped everything to pursue making art.

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Opening night. Salida, Colorado. 2017

Kim spent spent the better part of 15 years living in South and Southeast Asia leading retreats that offered contemplative practice, psychology and creative writing as tools for personal growth. While painting has always been part of her personal practice, she committed to the process when she discovered the encaustic wax medium.  


Toward A Secret Sky

A Guide To The Art Of Modern Pilgrimage

Kim is also a writer, and currently at work on her forthcoming book, Toward A Secret Sky: A Guide To The Art Of Pilgrimage due to launch in spring 2019.  Her work has also appeared in The Sun, Shambhala SunLevekunst, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal and Namaskar, a yoga magazine based in Hong Kong.

Kim currently lives in Crestone, Colorado, where she paints and writes.