Who is Kim Louise Gagne?
I mainly dedicate my time to craft dyeing and abstract painting on canvas, and sometimes the two mix together. I like to think that I create products, objects and works to integrate into your home in order to create sacred spaces and moments. My work is often described as being filled with softness while maintaining a raw aspect.
Slow living & wabi-sabi
My way of working, but also of living, accords with the principles of Wabi-sabi and those of Slow Living. I love observing how the passage of time shapes what it encounters and I love this idea of conserving, repairing, patching up, celebrating imperfection.
Simple, durable and a bit poetic.
Feel free to follow me on instagram to find out more about me, my little family and my artistic practice.
Kim Louise offers what products?
On this site, I offer reproductions of my original works that I print with great care in my studio, then some original pieces.
The VEGETABLE DYE, RITUALS and HOME sections will allow you to discover small collections of accessories to cherish that I create alongside my artistic practice. More specifically, we find:
- naturally hand-dyed accessories at my home, always using natural fibers such as linen, hemp, organic cotton and silk
- candles dipped by hand in my workshop and made from beeswax from Bas-St-Laurent.
- handmade products, by me or other craftsmen, and which can add a special touch of rustic and natural inspiration to our daily life
- vintage clothes or accessories
Ethical & sustainable
The dyed items are purchased from producers with good working conditions and an adequate salary, otherwise they are vintage or second-hand finds, or products made with love especially for you.
In my artistic practice or in the objects with which I surround myself, I like to find the tactile aspect of the work, the trace of the craftsman, the trace left by the errors that we have sought to correct. There will be that here.