Kim Wiggins

Kim Wiggins

Kim Douglas Wiggins grew up on a ranch in southern New Mexico. His mother was a rodeo cowgirl with a love for art. His father was an art dealer, writer and noted photojournalist traveling the world on assignment for major magazines like Sports Illustrated, Argosy and Look. At a young age, Wiggins had the opportunity to meet artists like Thomas Hart Benton, Alexandre Hogue, Peter Hurd, Georgia O’Keeffe, and William Lumpkins.  

Wiggins painting interests and subject matter are diverse, with a heavy influence from American Scene, Modernism and Hispanic Folk Art. His vibrant landscapes of the Southwest remain his predominant mainstay. His heartfelt passion for the American West, and belief that the artist is the soul of a society, drives him to chronicle elements of our own culture through the focal point of his own unique vision.

Wiggins has exhibited with the National Society of American Impressionists; the Other Side of the West; the Autry National Center; the Booth Western Art Museum; the National Museum of Wildlife Art; the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; the C. M. Russell Museum; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Museum of New Mexico; the M. H. DeYoung Memorial Museum; and the Denver Art Museum.

His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of New Mexico, American Museum of Western Art, The Anschutz Collection, Tulane University, the Staples Center, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Roswell Museum & Art Center, and the Autry National Center. 

Wiggins and his wife, Maria, are raising their family of five near Roswell, NM. Kim Wiggins is represented by Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM.