Kim Naylor was born and raised in Prince Rupert on the north coast of British Columbia. Her maternal grandfather was a fisherman for over 40 years and collected glass fishing floats. Kim inherited her fascination with the precious spheres from him. Keeping Afloat began with the repair of one of her grandfather's floats over 24 years ago and the rest, as they say, is history. Mostly self taught, her work is always evolving and although it is a bit of a cliche to say the artist's work is ocean inspired, in this case it truly is. Kim now lives on Vancouver Island and is never far from a beach.