Kim Donaldson was born in 1952 in Zimbabwe, he grew up on a farm where he developed his love and knowledge for animals and nature. He was artistically talented from a young age and his parents and tutors alike encouraged him in the direction of an art based career. Kim Donaldson's masterful works capture the untamed spirit of African animals and his highly detailed brushwork portrays the relationship between the animals and their environment, albeit fragile.
His work is featured in numerous exhibitions trying to highlight and raise awareness of the decline in many species of animals and the plight of the vanishing rainforests. Two months out of every year, Kim Donaldson travels through Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe observing the subjects of which he is so passionate about.