Kim Novak is 86 today. And I discovered something about her I didn’t know. She is a painter and has been all her life.
Kim studied art, winning a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago, and she intended to be an artist till Hollywood beckoned.
After many years out of the limelight, Kim started accepting interviews and attending screenings of her films.
She explained that she painted throughout her life – it was therapy for her in Hollywood. Her art work is impressionistic, surrealist. She paints in oils, watercolour and pastel.
I had never seen any of her paintings before until I found her own website – http://kimnovakartist.com
Kim doesn’t sell her original paintings but does sell limited edition prints which are numbered and signed by her.
Her work has been exhibited in the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio , in San Francisco and in Prague.
Kim and her husband of 42 years, Robert Malloy, a retired equine veterinary doctor. They live in Oregon.
Her most famous film and best role as Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton.