Kimberly Anderson Ritchie is an artist, educator, and environmentalist. She is an Associate Professor at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire and is the Printmaking and 2D Coordinator.
Ritchie is constantly researching, collecting, and exploring the natural world. Her love and respect for the natural environment has directed her artwork. Her current work evolves around an in-depth study of environmental issues, from air pollution affecting lichen to global climate change affecting sea level rise. The artwork is a response to the research; some works simply use the issue as a starting point while other work clearly displays the concern. Ritchie is trying to bring the beauty, mystery, and conservation of the land back into our daily focus through the image-making process. The artwork is her way of internalizing the natural world and expressing her concern.