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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


At top, detail, below, the entire painting. "Stanchion," 24" x 36", acrylics and water media on gallery stretched canvas, $1599 to the first asking nicely. Inquiries may come to me.

This is why I work and study with other artists - cross pollination and fresh takes on old ideas. "Stanchion" would never have happened without Vianna Szabo's color instruction, Stanka Kordic's introduction to intuitive painting, Lynn Whipple's enthusiasm for drippy paint, Christina Haylett's fearlessness, Ardith Goodwin's constant gentle nudging, and Fonda Clark Haight's mixed media processes. These artists do all the hard work defining their own styles and processes, and then are generous enough to share their enthusiasm with other painters. How lucky am I that I can bring them into my studio every single day!

Thanks, as always, for supporting my art,

Friday, October 12, 2018


"Bound (Siren #71)," 24" x 30", acrylics on panel, $899 to the first asking nicely. Inquiries may come to me.

It took me a while to figure this girl out. Which happens with many of the sirens. First I thought she was seeking direction, then I saw that she wasn't lost but merely deep in thought. And then I realized she wasn't truly deep in thought, only still. And this was because there were binds holding her down, limiting her mobility. Ties that are unbending, restrictive, anchoring. And yet, despite these (or perhaps in SPITE of them) it remains green and lush around her feet.

Such are the stories swimming in my head right now.

Thanks, as always, for supporting my art,

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Cows Cows and Cows

I've been working on cow paintings this last week. The ones above have just returned from their travels to New York.  Clockwise from left:  Dude, 9x12, $469, Girlie, 10x10, $499, and One+One, 8x8, $399. S&H additional, each painting is an original acrylic on museum quality panel. I will combine shipping on multiple purchases. I accept personal checks, paypal and payment plans. Inquiries may come to me.

There's a couple newer ones on my Facebook page - 16x20 canvases - up for grabs. Alfalfa and Bangs. Reach out to me if you are interested in either - they are specially priced at $599 each.

Thanks, as always, for supporting my art,

Monday, October 01, 2018

Change of Seasons

The fall is my favorite time of year. The colors in Michigan are insanely beautiful, and there is the added edge of enjoying time outside before the wintery air moves in. It's like a limited time offer - you have to take advantage of it. So I hope that you are doing the same at your end.

This weekend was a roller coaster, just like fall itself.

After spending the day in the ER with one of my kids (they are ok - don't worry!!), while following the senate hearing committee news on my phone and closed captioned TV, I came home to quickly change out of my pajama bottoms and clean up before heading to the opening reception for the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors members show.

This is a group with over 100 years of history in Detroit, a membership deeply committed to the arts. The show is amazing in it's variety and quality - if you get a chance to visit The Annex Gallery, it's well worth the trip. I was tickled to learn that "Farewell," a painting sparked by what I perceive as a shortage of dignity and grace in our world, was chosen for an honorable mention.

I followed my Friday up by taking my solo show (at Wine Social) down. Then it was one final push in moving the studio back home. Nearly all the remaining 150+ paintings from my last year of work have been categorized, archived, wrapped and stored. There's about two dozen remaining, which I'll get to later this week. Meanwhile I'm here - home - (in fresh pajamas, mind you) typing this with a cat on my lap and a dog sleeping at my feet. The perks of working from home.

Today will be spent wrapping and shipping purchases made in the past couple weeks. If you missed out on the earlier mention, there are various items available as part of my moving sale - older paintings, some frames, props/toys, books, all sorts of goodies.

I also decided to post a few of my favorite framed pieces as I wrapped and returned them to storage. These are animal paintings that have been exhibited and shared with audiences outside of Michigan, pieces I've held onto because they were favorites. Are still favorites. You can check them out here, and reach out to me if you are interested in a purchase.

I'm off to play with bubble wrap!
Warmly, Kim

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