After a life-long love affair with Hornby Island, Kim June Johnson moved to Hornby Island in 2013 with her two young daughters and their cat. For the first two years, her work consisted mostly of taking long healing walks and having conversations with trees. But she eventually snapped out of it and decided to get some things done although she still takes walks and converses with trees.) Kim is a singer-songwriter and poet who performs live shows that often weave songs, poems and storytelling. She won Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 Vancouver Island Music Awards and is currently working on a recording project funded through a FACTOR grant. She is one half of a folk duo called “little bridges”.
She received formal training as a photographer and her visual artwork often incorporates poetry alongside or within the images. Occasionally, she takes work as a wedding photographer for weddings on Hornby Island and the Comox Valley.
She also does commercial photography of other artists and artisans at work. She is currently at work on a book manuscript, a collection of poems and material for another recording project. Sometimes she teaches workshops and e-courses to songwriters, poets, photographers and creative seekers.