Loving everything horse from the moment she could breathe, Kimerlee's unfolding life thus far makes perfect sense. The Hollywood dream moved her west from Minnesota, but it was the heart of a horse that changed everything. Working on both sides of the camera, Kimerlee has the natural ability of capturing emotion and delivering dramatic and evocative imagery. Her first solo show debuted in Los Angeles with record-breaking gallery sales. Her work appears in many prestigious galleries, and is held in private international collections. Likewise, Kimerlees work has been used in numerous advertising campaigns, product branding, and magazine covers.
Kimerlee works with all breeds of horses, travels extensively and is fortunate to photograph some of the most beautiful horses in the world. She loves them all passionately, but a corner of her heart beats faster when it comes to America's legends: our wild horses. She has spent time out on the rangelands, immersed into enormous herds of wild horses, experiencing and becoming a part of their world. Telling their story through expressive moments captured in time.
Dedicated to the cause for many years, Kimerlee hopes to inspire others, not only to appreciate the beauty of these creatures, but also to take an interest in helping preserve their historic place. As a voice for these living legends, she continues to educate through art and awareness. She donates her efforts to a place called Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary. A non-profit dedicated to preserving and protecting over 200 wild horses and burros.
Kimerlee left the big city of Los Angeles in 2009 and moved her and her beautiful mare Sequoia to the county. Now residing in the Santa Ynez Valley of California, surrounded and inspired daily by what she loves most, horses.
"We must be the voice for these living legends, they are our heritage. We built this great nation by holding onto their manes and riding the spirit of their hearts. To lose them would be a tragically irresponsible disrespect to our past, present and future." Kimerlee Curyl