A Walk In The Woods, Painting and Inspiration

A Walk In The Woods, Painting and Inspiration

Snow has fallen early in my little corner of the world, but I wanted to share some of the sights and insights that have been inspiring me lately. I’ve been finishing up the work I was doing over the summer, which more often than not just means letting the paintings sit for awhile, until they […]

New Paintings: Mare Incognitum

New Paintings: Mare Incognitum

“Water is formless. Yet the lack of form implies neither chaos nor fragmentation. Water enjoys the purest unity, a seamlessness that can never be torn. The hydrogen within it accounts for its magical ability to stay congealed.” – John O’Donoghue   I’ve recently completed several paintings that I’ve been working on since spring. The two […]

Conversations With Muggles

Conversations With Muggles

So. Following my exhortation last week asking people to consider buying original art instead of cheap screen prints, I got into a discussion in which someone asked me (in what I felt was a rather disingenuous way) if abstract art is still in style. They had read an article in the Home section of their […]

Sparkling Summer Waters and An Ode To Blue

Sparkling Summer Waters and An Ode To Blue

Posted by Kim on August 31, 2018 in Inspiration

One of my earliest memories is peering through a screen of ferns and branches, looking out at sparkling blue waters like these. I can never get enough of it. If the sun is shining, I need to see it, every day. It’s been a beautiful summer, and I’m grateful to have been able to spend […]

New Work – Cool Ocean Vibes

New Work – Cool Ocean Vibes

Aside from some minor touch ups to do in that dark sea-blue area at the bottom, this one is done! It’s been a brutally hot summer in a lot of places, so I hope you’ll enjoy some these cool ocean vibes. I sometimes have a hard time finishing work… my process is very spontaneous and exploratory, […]

Summer News

Summer News

Posted by Kim on July 10, 2018 in News |No Comments

If you’re in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada this month, stop by to see Small Treasures at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts, on from June 30th to July 29th, 2018. It’s a show featuring small works in a variety of mediums – from painting to sculpture and even video installation – from an international […]

Spring!

After weeks and weeks of ice and snow, it’s so good to feel the warmth of the sun. I’ve been holed up in my little studio working on a new subset of my Mare Incognitum project. My latest paintings are all small pieces in acrylic, 10″ x 10″. I’m exploring a colour palette and mark-making […]

Curate The Day

Most winter mornings, my day starts in the dark. I love to sit by the window, coffee in hand, reading, and watching the sun rise. I pretty much always have a novel on the go, but just as often, I’ll spend some time catching up on my favourite artists and writers by reading their blogs […]

Inspiration: A Walk In The Woods

I’ve always loved walking in the woods, especially on a crisp wintery day. Recently, I came upon the Japanese concept of Shinrinyoku, or “forest bathing”, which means to go deep into the woods where everything is silent and peaceful. Just being in the forest, seeking relaxation. It’s supposed to have calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits. […]

Dramatic, Enigmatic & Iconic: Pantone’s Colour Of The Year For 2018

Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet, PANTONE 18-3838, a cool purple shade that veers towards the blue end of the violet spectrum. “People are exploring and experimenting and looking for something that’s original.” – Laurie Pressman, VP Pantone Color Institute Oddly, as I look at the printed colour chip of 18-3838, the […]