Big Muddy Badlands

Artwork by Kim Freiheit

Kim Freiheit was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, where she later gave birth to me, her son, who runs this website. She now lives on an acreage outside Melville with her partner Dean Printz. Together, with two dogs and anywhere between 3-5 cats, they live a quiet life sharing a love for nature, music and art.

She has been an enduring supporter of my endeavors, whether she’s footing me a personal ‘loan’ to buy my first synthesizer, or biting her lip whenever I tell her where we’re going camping. Actually, she’s been a supporter for much longer and a source of sanity, which has a high premium when growing up in Yorkton. While the flute has been her primary artistic outlet, she has been taking up the brush and pencil more often these days.

Her painting of sunflowers on a road near the Big Muddy Badlands is from a day trip in southern Saskatchewan, featured in the 2015 story Saskatchewan Likes Big Buttes.


She doesn’t have an online gallery of her work but she occasionally posts her work on Instagram, along with photos of cats, dogs and occasionally embarrassing photos of her two sons.