Kim Ennis was born in Saskatoon in 1956. Drawing and painting independently until 1980 he then became a protégé of the late W.H. Epp and worked mainly in bronze, stone and wood for the next two decades. In 2009 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) with Great Distinction at the University of Saskatchewan. He then completed a Special Case Master of Arts in Art History in 2012, with his thesis, The Numinous Land, on spiritual aspects of Saskatchewan painting. Mr. Ennis currently works in his home studio and teaches painting at the University of Saskatchewan Community Arts Program.