//Kimberly Kincaid (1954-2016)

Kimberly Kincaid (1954-2016)

By |2018-04-16T11:39:21+00:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: Inspiring Artists|Tags: |3 Comments


Photo of artists Kimberly Kincaid working

Kimberly Kincaid at work.

It’s like a slap in the face by mortality when someone you know pass away. Yesterday the illustration community lost one of our own; not just that – the world lost an incredible artist; Kimberly Kincaid.

Kimberly was one of the first women I had the pleasure of interviewing for the Women in Fantasy Illustration series. She was a warm and gentle soul, and as evidenced my news feed on Facebook, that is now filled with her artwork, she touched us all deeply with her kind person and incredible work.

Words feel hollow in this situation but I wanted to commemorate her here, she was someone I looked up to and someone whose artwork always stole my breath away. She also offered wonderful advice to young artists and colleagues, she was one of those nurturing souls who made you feel everything was going to be alright.

Dan Dos Santos wrote up a beautiful post on her on Muddy Colors, you can find it here: Kim Kincaid

Rest in peace Kimberly, you are missed.

Women in Fantasy Illustration: Kimberly Kincaid
That Thorn Guy: Interview with Kim Kincaid

About the Author:

Award-winning Illustrator, Artist, and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily share her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in the Kingdom of Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.


  1. c . browne October 23, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    What a blessing her work is. The good die young. Blessings Craig

  2. Lori Hamilton April 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe this! I just “found” her a couple of years ago and love her work. Was it sudden or had she been ill? Praying for her family in their loss.

    • Kiri May 2, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Hi Lori,
      It’s just awful, it was sudden too. She fell ill about a week before with some kidney issues.

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