Back, by (moderately) popular demand


Hello all! Gosh, long time no blog. I’ve been overwhelmed with messages from adoring public (irate relatives) asking for another update, and I apologise for the delay. I hope cyberspace hasn’t been too bleak a place without my terrible puns and even more terrible terriers in it. I couldn’t possibly squeeze in everything we’ve been up to since I last wrote- it has been months, after all- so here are a few very important highlights:

Sears family member caught in red trouser/ festive jumper shocker:

This photo was taken in my beautiful hometown of Lewes; home to the Castle, Harvey’s brewery, and most recently, Kevin Bacon- the latter causing quite a stir when filming this commercial there last summer.

My fabulous Grandmother played beer pong at Christmas, her under-arm technique non-conformist yet surprisingly effective…

…and in that vein, I found this cider in Melbourne (no offence Nana):

Whilst in Australia I spent a lovely day trail riding with friends:

One of whom adorably described the horse on the far left as the ‘dalmatian pony’. You know who you are.

To the present day and I’m back in Miami, only this time with the gruesome twosome in tow. Maggie has been sampling the local delicacies:

Not sure what's worse- Maggie's tongue or the sausage with a face

and Rusty’s been doing…this:

Crossing the Atlantic means that they’ve finally met my good friend Cooper, who now finds himself the slightly hesitant heartthrob in a wonky love triangle.

I’m not sure he was prepared to fight off the amorous advances of not one but two misguided Border Terriers, but he is so far managing admirably.

On a more serious note, I visited the Wynwood Walls area of Miami, of which I was completely oblivious until recently.

Previously a desolate urban landscape consisting primarily of warehouses and other industrial buildings, it was transformed in 2009 into a huge showcase for street art and graffiti. I took a few photographs of my favourite pieces:

And because I’m a sucker for anything cowboy-esque:

Some walls are militant in their message- as is relatively common with urban art- whilst others serve more simply as beautiful splashes of colour in an admittedly bleak landscape. Regardless, the project forces you to stand back and ponder in an area which would otherwise be sped through in a passing car, and I was happy to spend an afternoon exploring.

I’ve just completed this commission as a surprise birthday present, of a family of dogs nicknamed ‘The Incorrigibles’.

I clearly have a soft spot for terriers, and everybody loves a labrador, but I’d grown up with German Shepherds and had forgotten quite how beautiful they were, their eyes in particular being great fun to paint. It was a tricky composition to master (I’d been told that persuading all dogs to sit together at once was never going to happen) but I think Maggie and Rusty would agree that the terrier belongs in the front. Although she does appear to be on the cusp of being devoured by the big red Shepherd behind her.

Back soon,

Kim x




  1. Deborah Brammall
    March 4, 2013

    Nice to see you back Kim. I enjoy your blog and think you are very talented in your own right. Love the photos of Maggie & Rusty. How is the novel coming on????

    Deborah x

  2. Molly and Geoff Lowe
    March 4, 2013

    Thanks for showing us the,,Art ,not sure what to call them,as its not street art as such.Must have been amazing to get so close up and yet see them in situ.(not sure how to spell that).
    On the news yesterday they were showing street art of the 80 from being destroyed by the demolition men.I didn’t realise how massive some of them are.
    Thanks for the pics,……Geoff and Molly

    • Maureen Stewart-Jones
      March 4, 2013

      Lovely to hear from you again as your blogs are so interesting, colourful and happy! The urban art is fantastic and does brighten up areas that need a little help. Your dog portrait is fantastic….I’m sure it was much appreciated and again, I just love seeing Maggie and Rusty. I guess you are having a lovely time. Hope to hear from you soon and see more of your art as well as your news. Love, Maureen S-J. xx ps Loved the pic of Nana playing beer-pong. Have tried it just once but should really have attempted it cold stone sober! x

  3. Pop
    March 4, 2013

    brilliant :)

  4. Jan Finn
    March 6, 2013

    Great to hear from you again, always love your blog,

  5. Alyssa
    March 7, 2013

    I’m not related to you, but I love your blog! Keep it up! :)

  6. KJ
    March 28, 2013

    I have just watched the ”Strawberries’ video again. Even though I am watching you paint it, my mind keeps asking, “How on earth does she do that”? The light, the colour selection, the shadows, the thought processes that must be involved – truly impressive. Never stop painting, Kim. You are talented and can achieve so much. I especially love the larger pieces.

  7. Kelly Lavelle
    June 8, 2014

    I’m sorry to say that I knew nothing of Kim Sears except as “Andy Murray’s girlfriend with great hair” and I don’t normally Google people for no reason but I’m glad I did because this work is fantastic. The blogs too- so eloquently written and laugh-out-loud humour. Definitely following in future!

  8. Lynn
    June 23, 2014

    Hi Kim,

    Love your artwork especially the dog pictures. Could you give me a general idea of how much it would cost to commission a painting?

    I could supply the quality photos and I am interested in something 5′ x 4′.


  9. Malcolm Hockham
    November 26, 2014

    Like the style of portraiture immensely, and the size. I have two terriers Finn and Tucker (you need to be careful with those names after a couple of beers). They are our rabbit control on the nursery and very popular with our You Tube followers….if we have a good year 2015 it would be fantastic to commission a portrait….they are from the oldest strain of Jack Russell’s in the world, the John Peel strain, and are likely the last I’ll have, after 44 years a nurseryman time is catching up and my customer relations skills fading….not they were very bright to start with.
    Good luck with your craft, I hope it gives you half the pleasure mine has given me.

    Best wishes……Malcolm


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