Welsh Fine Artist Recovering from Double Lung Transplant Selected for International Art Showcase


South Wales artist Kimberly Chard who was born with the genetic condition cystic fibrosis, has been highly commended by a panel of art experts and been selected for a leading art exhibition. Kimberly has been convalescing from a life-saving double lung transplant, and was inspired by her illness to continue creating art.

The 34 year old who is from Cardiff but now lives in Bargoed, will be exhibiting her illustrative artwork at the UK’s largest artist art fair later this month at the Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair. Kimberly will join 90 other British and international artists showcasing over 2,000 pieces of art on display, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and mixed media artwork.

Commenting, Kimberly Chard said, “I am thrilled to be exhibiting my artwork once more. My fight with Cystic Fibrosis, as well as complications from my double lung transplant, have not stopped me from creating art. Each artwork I draw on fine art paper with Indian ink is personally inspired by my illness; ‘The Harefield Hare’ was my way of thanking the hospital for keeping me alive and getting me through my double lung transplant. If you look close enough, you can see organs that can be transplanted, surgical tools, and hidden animals that relate to the beautiful location of the hospital that brought my family and I peace. My art is my therapy, and I cannot wait to share it with the public.”

Art Fair Director Laura O’Hare stated, “We are delighted that such an inspiring artist as Kimberly has the opportunity to present her fresh, bold, and intricate artwork to over 5,000 art enthusiasts, collectors and buyers alike. Visitors will be able to view latest works, which are both sought after and highly collectable.

The Fair will open Friday 17th November with a Charity VIP Preview. Over the weekend, the Fair is open Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November from 10:30am to 17:00. For tickets, visit www.chesterartsfair.com , or alternatively you can register to enter at the Fair on the day.