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Society of Illustrators Original Art Show

Mommy's Hometown

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Illustration from picture book by Hope Lim

Jaime Kim

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Painted Words, Inc
Suite 24
NEW YORK, NY 10025
United States

illustration of A drawing of the amusement park on Coney Island with rollercoasters, rides, and the beach
illustration of Drawing of a waterfall with a paper boat floating
illustration of Man sitting at easel in wooded landscape with young Asian woman looking on. BIPOC, painterly, limited palette
illustration of Brick building with neon sign saying Diamond Restaurant, tables outside, no one sitting, sign says open, dusk with birds on telephone wire
illustration of Canada Geese flying above trees with glowing moon in the background, luminescent, limited palette


Jaime Kim was born and raised in South Korea before moving to the USA when she was 18. Although she was a timid child who was afraid of just about everything, she discovered a sense of serenity in drawing. As a grown-up, Jaime finally stopped being afraid of everything, but kept on drawing and painting. She works with gouache and acrylics to create nostalgic and dreamlike illustrations, inspired by childhood memories of her family, as well as movies, art, and the outside world. Her favorite things are the sun, the moon, the sky and stars – which is why they always creep into her artwork. Her debut illustrated picture book, Take Heart, My Child, was a #1 New York Times-bestseller. Jaime is also the illustrator of Kate DiCamillo’s La La La. Clients include Music Together, Crepas Studio, McGraw-Hill, Simon & Schuster, and Ladybug Magazine. Awards include Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Annual, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and a #1 New York Times Bestseller.


Acrylic, Gouache, Impressionistic, Painterly, Watercolor, Whimsical


Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Editorial, Food, Industrial, Landscape, Nature, People, Wildlife, Americana, Lifestyle, Ethnic, Environmental, Urban