Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Pinwheels, in Process

IN PROCESS "Pinwheels," 24" x 24" x 2", acrylics on cradled birch panel, featuring the baby zebra I discovered in the petunias this morning. This painting, when finished (Stripey, the foal, needs a bit more work), will be $2999 (with complimentary shipping inside the US). Yes, he can be purchased prior to completion, and yes, I do accept payment plans. Inquiries may come to me.

Did you know that a zebra's stripes are as unique as a fingerprint?

Wishing all had a safe and wonderful holiday weekend! 

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sonny

"Sonny," 12" x 46", acrylics on panel, featuring a Meerkat at attention, with a mess of yellow daisies, $1999 (with complimentary shipping inside the US). Inquiries may come to me.

Funny story about Sonny. I went to Home Depot (with paint in my hair and all over me, because when inspiration hits, who's got time to clean up?), bought an 8 foot long panel, and had them cut it in half. Took both pieces (48" square) out to my car, only to find out that they wouldn't fit. Schlepped both pieces back to the lumber guy and asked him to trim so they would fit. He took a foot off each one.

Which left me with 2 tall skinny panels for 2 tall skinny compositions like Sonny's. Now I need to think of another one.

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Maude


"Maude," 30" x 30" x 1-3/4", acrylics on cradeled panel with the image wrapped around the edges. This painting was a commission, and I cannot wait to see Maude installed in my collector's new kitchen! 

Original art is the best way I know to brighten up and personalize any space. I would be happy to paint something custom for your home -please email me and we can begin discussing your project.

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pansie, in Process


In Process, "Pansie," 24" x 30", from The Dryad Series, acrylics on panel, depicting a 6 year old Princess. This piece is $2499 - please email me if you are interested in seeing detail shots or have any questions.

Another painting that will hurt my heart a little to send out into the world. Love this kiddo and all the women that pansies remind me of.

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dandy Lion


"Dandy Lion," 18" x 24", acrylics on panel, $499. I can't stop thinking this is Aslan, which was entirely unintentional, but of course I absolutely LOVE that connection. Please email me to purchase.

Next up? figuring out poppies......

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Posie, Finished


"Posie" 60" x 60" (yes, that size is correct), acrylics on gallery stretched canvas (with the image wrapped and painted around the sides, so no need to frame), depicting The Princess and a delightful "handful" of flowers. This extraordinary piece is available for purchase with one stipulation - that I am able to exhibit it this fall. Please email me if you are interested in seeing detail shots or have any questions.

In process pics are here.

Yesterday was Rosie and today is Posie. I know. I'm rhyming.

I'm also a painting dervish! Lots of new progress getting made on so many new pieces. It's very exciting!

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rosie, From the Dryad Series


"Rosie" 36" x 48", acrylics on gallery stretched canvas (with the image wrapped and painted around the sides, so no need to frame), depicting a 7 year old Princess crowned with roses, daisies, freesia and bleeding hearts. I wish I could stand with you in front of her - she glows with a quiet confidence and the spark in her eye is contagious. This piece is $8499 - please email me if you are interested in seeing detail shots or have any questions.

In process pics are  here.

It will be tough to part with Rosie (The Princess actually LIKES this one!), but I have officially run out of room to store and hang any more paintings. Two other big ones are headed out to new homes tonite, but I brought 4 more into the studio today, and am getting a couple more large panels tomorrow. These babies are multiplying like rabbits!

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Foxglove


"Foxglove" 24" x 48", acrylics on masonite, all lovely and drippy and colorful and thoroughly alive, $999 to the first one asking nicely. Personally, I think my floral pieces are getting better and better, but I may be biased! Please email me if you are interested in adding Foxglove to your collection.

Detail pics are here.

I did not know that foxgloves were also called fairy houses. Guess that's why I love them so very much, because of my affinity for the little people.

Foxglove version 2.0 will now have to include a tiny magical creature..... Always new ideas right around the corner!

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Monday, May 16, 2016

A World Away, in Process


In Process, "A World Away," 24" x 30", acrylics on masonite, not for sale. Inquires may always come to me via email, though.

My daughter dances competitively, and every year they do a production number that features all the dancers on the team and tells a story. And every year I create a painting inspired by their production number, selling reproductions as a fundraiser for the dance studio.

This year's number is about a girl's dream, complete with a ringleader, acrobats, cheetahs, butterflies, birds, a wedding, pirates, tribal characters - it's absolutely stunning to watch. 

And has been thrilling to paint, too. I still have a ways to go on this one, but I am enjoying every minute!

If you are interested in ordering merchandise with this image on it, please shoot me a note, and I'll make certain to send you a direct link when the information becomes available.

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Lilacs

FINISHED!! "Lilac," 24" x 30", acrylics and watercolor pencil on masonite, featuring a rabbit with an explosion of spring lilacs growing from her head, $599 to the first one asking nicely. I don't think Lilac will be hanging around my studio for terribly long - there is only one original - please email me if you are interested!

SOLD (thank you!)
When one of my besties, nicknamed Mother Rabbit, gushes over fresh lilacs, then suggests the two worlds collide, this is what happens.

Girlie, Finished



Now she's finished! "Girlie," 10" x 10", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a Hereford cow completely saturated with rainbow hues, $499 to the first one asking nicely. This includes s&h to a US address - message me for information.
My new big panel for my new big painting arrives today - I'm eagerly awaiting the Fed X truck!! (so, too, is Finnigan)

Tulips

"Tulips," 10" x 22", acrylics on gallery stretched canvas, depicting one of my grandmother's vases spilling with tulips, $299 to the first one asking nicely. No, that is not a typo - the piece carries a lot of sketch-like properties, so I priced it accordingly - message me if you are interested! SOLD (and thank you so much!!)
This piece was the perfect one to complete while waiting for passages in other, larger works to dry.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Girlie, in process


IN PROCESS: "Girlie," 10" x 10", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting an Hereford saturated with rainbow hues, $499 to the first one asking nicely. This includes s&h to a US address - email me.

I am practicing bovines for a big project..... stay tuned!

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Friday, May 06, 2016

The Tulsa Boys Home


I spent today at The Tulsa Boys' Home, and what an honor it was to get some time with their students and learn more about their program.

This is a facility that houses, educates, counsels, mentors, and fiercely loves the wards of the state placed in their care. They also have a substance abuse program. And their equine therapy program is a pioneer model - it partners with other non profit groups, reaching out and working with populations not directly on site.

I painted with a group this morning, but clearly, once again, I did more talking I think than active mark making. They were engaging, asked fabulous questions, and quite simply won me over. 

My heart hurts for these students, but it also soars, for anything becomes possible with love and respect and patience.

Tomorrow I'll be attending their annual fundraiser, The Run for The Roses Gala. Again, such an honor to be donating my time and efforts to a school that is working tremendously hard to make a difference in these boys' lives.

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Dude


"Dude," 9" x 12", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a delightful red and white cow (I am so not an expert on bovines - what breed cow is this?), $469 to the first one asking nicely. This includes s&h to a US address - email me.

Today, Tulsa brought yoga with a lovely sunrise, inexplicably perfect macaroons and tea from Paris (in an Oklahoma based bakery), artisanal pizza served with Australian wine, some sort of street fighting that celebrates Cinco de Mayo, the Philbrook Museum (and a long overdue conversation with Bougereau, Sargeant and Henri), a lovely evening with a new friend enjoying her home and her fab art collection, both lunch and dinner al fresco, a gorgeous late afternoon stroll through an equally gorgeous historic neighborhood, loving on some most excellent dogs, a successful couple hours pushing paint, and cementing friendships with a few wonderful artists. In no particular order

Have I said lately how much I love Tulsa?

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim

Monday, May 02, 2016

Pretty in Pink


"Pretty in Pink," 16" x 20" x 1", acrylic painting with the image wrapped around the edges (so no need to frame), May's entry for my year of selfies (self portraits). And yet, despite those eyes being quite familiar to me, I feel like this painting in particular is a timeless study in finding oneself. So I've decided to let her go - she can be yours for $1699, including complimentary shipping and handling inside the US. Inquiries may come to me.

I'm leaving tomorrow to teach in Tulsa. You can bet I'll remind my students about the practice of self portraiture - there's so many ways to bend the rules, what we create does not have to be daVinci-esque.

But first, I'm going to hang Pink above my desk and enjoy her until she finds a new home.

Thanks for following along with my artwork,
Kim
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