Loving everything “horse” from the moment she could breathe, the unfolding of Kimerlee’s life thus far makes perfect sense. The Hollywood dream moved her to the west but it was the heart of a horse that changed everything. Working on both sides of the camera, Kimerlee has the natural ability of capturing emotion, delivering imagery that has been described as unique, dramatic and evocative. Her first solo show debuted in Los Angeles with record-breaking gallery sales. She is represented by one of the country’s largest fine art publishers, prestigious galleries as well as international collectors. Her work has been used in numerous advertising campaigns and product branding.

 

Kimerlee works with all breeds of horses, travels extensively and has been fortunate to photograph some of the most beautiful and expensive horses in the world. She loves them all, yet there is a corner of her heart that beats faster and belongs to America’s legends, our wild horses. 

 

Dedicated to the cause for many years, Kimerlee’s hope is to inspire others, not only to appreciate the beauty of the creatures, but to take an interest in helping preserve their place on this land. The same land that they allowed us to travel upon as we revolutionized this country no that many years ago. Now, sadly, America’s wild horses are facing their final stand as we continue to round them up, keep them in long term holding and ship them off to destinations “unknown”… slaughter…we are rapidly destroying our nations heritage. Kimerlee firmly believes by the history laid behind us, that we are destroying ourselves in the process. Losing something so sacred to our history, so rich to the land and so majestic to our spirits, the time is now to act in their behalf. 

 

In 2004 after 15 years of pounding the Hollywood pavement, Kimerlee purchased her first horse and along with that, visited a place called Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary.  “These two events save my life. My mare who has been the best teacher I have ever experienced and Return to Freedom, a magical place I’m extremely proud to be part of. My heart and soul have grown on this land, and although I travel, immersing myself into enormous herds of America’s wild horses, it’s here I will always come back to, support and call home. Horses have taught me life’s greatest lessons. It will continue to be my deepest desire to educate through art and awareness. We must be the voice for these living legends, they are our heritage. We built this great nation by holding onto their manes and riding the spirits of their hearts. To lose them would be a tragically irresponsible disrespect to our past, present and future.” 

Kimerlee Curyl
Contributing Photographer
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