Kimberly Erickson resided in Chilton, WI throughout her childhood. She graduated from Chilton High School, and then pursued a double major in Fine Art and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 1994. She became accomplished as an artist through diversified careers as a graphic designer, sign painter, airbrush artist and fine artist.
Kim moved to Dunbar, WI in 1997 where she married her husband, Paul, in 1998. At home she started a sign and airbrush company called “A Stroke of Genius.” The business encompassed signs, airbrushed portraits on canvas, murals (especially children’s rooms), fine art, and graphic designs.
Kim and Paul remodeled their 100-year-old home over a ten year period, when she found herself with materials left over that she then transformed into artwork.