Southampton based designer Kimberly McSparran, a trendsetter in the world of design sees the unique beauty of nature as the inspiration for much of her work. From dinnerware, flatware and wallpaper to linen, crystal and collectibles, McSparran is the designer of top selling patterns for Lunt Silver, Spiegelau, Mikasa, Toscany, Reco, Muirfield, Decorative Coverings, Marcel Schurman, and Yamazaki. She solidified her industrial design career in Manhattan before transplanting herself in the quiet calm of Southampton village where, now, she pursues her current passion, painting. From portraiture to murals and decorative paintings, Kim helps her private clients accessorize their homes.
McSparran studied at St. Martin’s College of Art, London in 1975 and 1976, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude from Syracuse University in 1977. She has licensed her designs to more than 30 manufactures around the world. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including Brides, Bridal Guide, Modern Bride, Town and Country, Connoisseur, Dan’s Papers, and Tableware Today, as well as numerous other trade publications.
- Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY, July 2009
- Water Mill Museum Gallery, Water Mill, NY, to benefit Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue, September 2007
- Gallery 868, Southampton, NY, to benefit The North Shore Animal League America, August 2007
- 7 West 34th Street, New York, NY, "Pet Portraits" August 2007
- Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, "Cove" flatware for Yamazaki, Loewy Exhibit, April-May 2007
- Ann Madonia Antiques Gallery, Southampton, NY, November-December 2006
- East End Arts Council, Special Events, Cutchogue, NY, July 2006
- East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY, January 2006
- Southampton Artists, Lake Agawam, Southampton, NY, July 2002
- Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY, April 2001
- Red Barn Atelier, Southampton, NY, February 2001
- Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, “Vogue” crystal for Mikasa, New York, NY, 1985
Specializing in flora and fauna, McSparran’s fine arts commissions include portraits of children and animals, detailed entomology and botanical studies. A resident of the East End, the beauty surrounding her inspires her work. Among her paintings are studies of local historical architecture, windmills, The Hampton Classic, horse farms, historical golf courses, golfers, yacht clubs, regattas, farms, farm stands, bucolic country and seaside scenes.
Kim has worked with several top architects and interior designers including Mark Hampton. She has been commissioned to paint murals, to do decorative painting and faux finishing on walls, floors, cabinets, rugs, fixtures and furniture on estates throughout the Hamptons.
Kim is currently available for private commissions. She will do portraits of the things you cherish most: dogs, horses, all pets including frogs and turtles, and, of course, your children. She begins with a “getting acquainted” photo session, at your home as an in-depth study that enables the artist to depict the true spirit of the ones you love. After she has compiled all the pertinent information, she will compose and paint the portrait. This lasting gift can be given with great pride to fellow loved ones to cherish and enjoy for generations to come.