Best of Phoenix

Artist Kim Sweet Appreciates the Desert's Subtle Color

Best of Phoenix hit newsstands Sept. 26. In conjunction with this year's Vintage Phoenix theme, New Times is collaborating with R. Pela Contemporary Art to present "Hot Plate!" It's an exhibition of one-of-a-kind, Phoenix-inspired commemorative plates made by local artists. Leading up to the show's Oct. 4 opening, we're profiling each of the contributing artists and visiting their studios. Today: Kim Sweet.

Artist Kim Sweet is mainly a painter, but she also enjoys creating drawings and collages in her down time. These aren't her only skills, though. Sweet says that over the years, she has learned many different skills. The artist has created custom stencils, painted countless murals, learned how to water guild, and how to put leafing on glass.