Kim Hoechst - Bio Kim’s course of study through college led her to a successful career in Marketing and Branding, yet she always maintained the interest in art and design that she fostered in childhood. While she enjoyed her work, she filled her free time with creative endeavors like painting, arranging flowers and doing interior design projects. In 2006, she decided to leave the corporate world to do what she had always wanted to do — attend art school. She began by taking classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and subsequently gained acceptance into PAFA’s Certificate Program with a Merit Scholarship. Kim now maintains a studio at Spring City Mills Studio in northern Chester County, where she works mainly in oils because she loves their vibrancy and durability. Kim’s work is currently available through several galleries in the area including Cerulean Arts in Philadelphia, Square Pear in Kennet Square and the Station Gallery in Greenville, DE. She has also shown her work in many juried shows and exhibitions in and around Philadelphia. Kim is a member of the Exhibition Committee at the Wallingford Community Arts Center and the Da Vinci Art Alliance. In 2014, she pursued her love of design and flowers by earning a Certificate in Floral Design from Longwood Gardens.