Monday, March 30, 2020







ARTLOVE πŸ–€
Today’s ARTLOVE is all about Lisa Morgan from Australia. I discovered Lisa’s work many years ago and was instantly enchanted. She’s got it all: a fabulous colour sense, energy, killer compositions... swoon. And from the limited interactions we’ve shared, she seems like the kind of person I’d love to sit down and have a drink with. If you’re not already following her, head on over to her page and see all of her glorious paintings for yourself. @lisamorganart 
ARTLOVE Quiz ✍️
Please tell me:
1. A favourite work of art:
Jacobs Ladder
Helen Frankenthaler (seen in the flesh and I thought that’s how heaven must feel on first landing!)
2. An artist you love:
Milton Avery
3. A great book:
‘What I Loved’ by Siri Hustvedt
4. A favourite snack:
Fresh Sourdough bread with the best butter you can afford!
5. Where would you next like to travel?
Back to my homeland New Zealand to travel both islands extensively 
6. Something new you’d like to learn:
The flute- I have always wanted to learn music properly and play this instrument •
Thank you Lisa! ~Details~
1) Slow Water, Pink Clouds / 122x122
2) Passing By / 1000x1000
3) Night Sky Kerala / 122x122
4) High Tea at Dusk / 1220x1220 / oil on canvas
5) A Blue Embrace of Sorts / 1500x1500 / oil and acrylic

#lisamorganart #artlove #artlovequiz #noosa #australianartist #kimrempelart #originalart

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Self-isolation Day 5. 
We returned from the States last Thursday and have been holed up in our house since then. Taking it seriously. Family and friends are bringing groceries which is very kind! People ask us if we’re bored to tears but so far so good πŸ’ͺ None of us get bored easily. I paint by myself all day anyway so I’m actually having more interaction then normal. ; ) 
Alas, I’m not able to go to the studio but here is a painting I was working on before our trip. It’s 36” square. Since I haven’t been able to work on it I’ve been staring at this image for quite a while. πŸ‘€ Normally I’d have worked over it a fair bit by now but I have to say, it is really growing on me! I love the energy but think there is still a cohesion and composition in the midst of all that frenetic line work. I may keep it like this. 🀷‍♀️
Anyway, I hope you’re all well and staying put. Kindness + gratitude. πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“
#workinprogress #ormaybenot #kimrempelart #contemporaryart #abstractart #toronto #interiors #design #artforsale

Wednesday, March 11, 2020


And here are those yellow marks in the finished piece. 
Still working on a title. 24x36in / oil on panel.

#colour #color #contemporaryart #modernart #abstractart #oilpainting #texture #interiors #interiordesign #canada #niagara #toronto #artistsofinstagram #kunst #peinture #peinturecontemporaine

Thursday, February 27, 2020



This is my submission to the ALS Paddle Auction Fundraiser. I decided to go full on Canadiana. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ The handle is painted with the Hudson’s Bay stripes, and each side of the paddle shows an iconic symbol of Canada: the beaver and the maple leaf. 
The paddles will be up for auction Saturday, May 2 at Megalomaniac Winery. Tickets available from Eventbrite. 
This paddle was painted in memory of our dear friend, John Hamm. πŸ’ž
@megalomaniacjhc 

#megalomaniacwinery #als #alsfundraiser #peterfritz #paddleartauction #fuals

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Let’s talk about colour. It’s so personal, eh? My husband has a strong (negative) reaction to a certain green I mix. Whenever I use it in a painting, he never likes the painting. LOL 
But there are some colours that just resonate with us so deeply. 
Colour memory. 
Colour mood. 
All that to say I *really* connect with the colours in this piece. Very good associations for me. 
What are the colours that draw you in?
(I could talk colour for hours πŸ˜‰) 
36x48 / oil on panel 

#colour #color #blue #green #contemporaryart #abstractart #freshpaint #bold #interiors #design #toronto #originalart #artforsale 

Thursday, February 13, 2020




ARTLOVE πŸ–€
Today’s ARTLOVE are paintings by Tom Hodgson (1924-2006). Hodgson was a Canadian painter, born in Toronto. By all accounts he was quite a wild one* πŸ‘€ Here are three of my favourite pieces of his: Street Scene #3, 1958; January ‘58, 1958; and Untitled, 1958. I just can’t get over the gorgeous colour, shapes and line. Superb! If you want to read further about him, please check out the beautiful book Painter’s Eleven, The Wild Ones of Canadian Art by Iris Nowell.
*he has quite a story and as a side note, he was also a two-time Summer Olympian in canoe sprinting. 

#artlove #kimrempelart #painterseleven 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


My latest painting. ✨ 36x36in (91x91cm) / oil on panel
#kimrempelart #contemporarypainting #modern #abstract #colourful #oilpainting #texture #interiors #interiordesign #canada #niagara #toronto #artistsofinstagram #peinture #kunst #peinturecontemporaine #originalart 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A flood of colour. Just what the doctor ordered for a cloudy February day.
42x42in / 106x106cm / oil on panel.
πŸ§‘πŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ’™

#colour #color #contemporaryart #modernart #oilpainting #texture #interiors #interiordesign #canada #niagara #toronto #artistsofinstagram #kunst #peinture #peinturecontemporaine 

Friday, January 31, 2020

I’m very happy to be a part of the Small Works show at @petroffgallery 
The exhibit opens tomorrow and runs for the month of February. It’s a wonderful time to pop in and purchase affordable, original art! 
Below are a few of the paintings that will be available. 😊 Petroff Gallery is located at 1016 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto.

#smallworks #originalart #contemporaryart #petroffgallery #toronto #interiors #artforsale #




Thursday, January 30, 2020

New work!
Lots of texture, loads of colour. πŸ₯° Below, two details.
Presently untitled / 42x42in / 106x106cm / oil on panel.
#modernart #contemporaryart #oilpainting #texture #colourful #interiors #interiordesign #interiordesigncanada #toronto #niagara #artistofinstagram #kunst #kunstwerke #peinture



Monday, January 27, 2020


Last month I cut some holly from my parents’ yard for bringing indoors. This sprig is just past it’s prime but lovely all the same. 
#watercolour #holly #sketch #kimrempelart

Friday, January 24, 2020

Yo. All business over here πŸ’ͺ Sometimes ya just need a sander. 
#dewalt #therighttoolforthejob #studiolife #oilpainting #contemporaryart #canadianartist #artforsale #kimrempelart

Thursday, January 23, 2020



Outside it’s all January but inside it’s May 🌺🌞🌱

#studio #colour #spring #watercolour #painting #artist #kimrempelart

Sunday, January 19, 2020

ARTLOVE - Jeff Riffle









ARTLOVE πŸ–€
Today I’m highlighting the work of Jeff Riffle. Jeff and I met last summer as exhibitors at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and I was immediately taken with his work. Note: Because of IG’s parameters the cuckoo clock images are cropped. Please go to Jeff’s page @jeffriffleart to see the full images!
ARTLOVE Quiz ✍️
Please tell me:
1. A favourite work of art: January 30: Blustery with rain spreading east, turning wintery over northern hills. 2004
8”x6” by Ben McLaughlin 
2. An artist you love: 
CJ Hendry
3. A great book: The Gentleman Bastards Series by Scott Lynch
4. A favourite snack: 
Jif Peanut Butter
5. Where would you next like to travel? Southeast Asia
6. Something new you’d like to learn: I’d like to learn a new language, specifically Spanish or pottery and the potters wheel. •
Thank you Jeff! 
~Details~
1) Peonies / 4’x6’ / Acrylic on canvas
commission 
2) Caladium Sunset / 36”x36” / Acrylic on canvas
3) Nasturtium in Orange and Pink / 36”x46” / Acrylic on canvas
4) Clocked Out, 5:05pm / 4’x5’ / Acrylic on canvas
5) Spring Time / 36”x48” / Acrylic on canvas

#jeffriffleart #artlove #artlovequiz #toaf #originalart #yourlifeneedsart #kimrempelart

Thursday, January 16, 2020


So last week I wrote about making a few changes here and taking the time to draw again. I’d really been missing it. πŸ‘‰ Here’s a watercolour sketch of my amaryllis. I got this at our local flower market @thewateringcan before the holidays. It was a cool find–they sold the bulbs on a wire stand and apparently they don’t need water or soil to bloom. Everything they require is in the bulb! Living proof 😊 It grew and bloomed beautifully.
Watercolour on terraskin paper
#watercoloursketch #terraskin #illustration #flowers #botanical #kimrempelart #amaryllis 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Holiday / 36x36” / oil on panel.
I shared a few details of this painting on my last post. As you can see, not much of it remains ; ) But one thing informs another so in a way, all the marks I made led to the final outcome. 
#contemporaryart #contemporarypainting  #modernart #abstractart #abstractpainting #freshcolour #kimrempelart #originalart #yourlifeneedsart #interiors #toronto #originalart 

Thursday, January 9, 2020




Looking a little wild now but early days. At this point I always wonder how many turns it will take before it’s done. Will I be able to make something of it? How much hair-pulling will ensue? πŸ˜‚More often than not they end up looking completely different. Completely. #problemsolving
#wip #abstractart #contemporaryart #oilpainting 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020



For 2020 I’ve decided to make a few changes to what I post on my accounts. Over the years I have let my drawing slide and I really want to get back into sketching, as well as some watercolour/acrylic sketches/paintings. Back in the day I graduated from college with a book illustration major and although I love painting I also enjoy illustrating! 
I used to have so much angst about posting “different styles” and “branding” etc (yada yada, yada) and now I’m just saying To.Heck.With.It. I am taking a page out of @mrtomfroese ‘s book and posting “what you love, when you are able, as often as you feel like it, and don’t worry about it.” ✌️
In addition to that, I will also regularly be posting shout-outs to artists I enjoy and sharing the love. πŸ–€ Those will be called ARTLOVE (continuing the idea I started on this blog 10 years ago). 
So, here I go! Here are some feathers I picked up on a hike with my daughter. 
#sketching #drawing #feathers #kimrempelart

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

 New work. "Discovery" / 36x48in / oil on canvas
(Detail)


Enjoying new colour combinations!

#kimrempelart #modern #contemporary #design #interiors #toronto #canada #painting #originalart #yourlifeneedsart

Tuesday, November 12, 2019



The scent of trees / 48x48in / oil on panel

#kimrempelart #abstractpainting #art #contemporaryart #painting #oilpajnt #freshart #colourfulpaintings #interiors #interiordesign #toronto #ontario #canadian #originalpainting #paintingsforsale #artistsoninstagram 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Drifting / 48x48in / oil on panel. 
#kimrempelart #contemporarypainting #abstractart #canadian #painter #oil #blue #green #toronto #originalart #yourlifeneedsart #interiors #interiordesign #design

Thursday, October 31, 2019


Three little ghostesses,
Sitting on postesses,
Eating buttered toastesses,
Greasing their fistesses,
Up to their wristesses.
Oh, what beastesses
To make such feastesses!

Happy Halloween!

"Raven" from 2015

Monday, October 28, 2019

Ready to call this one done. πŸ™Œ
Are we there yet? / 36x48in / oil on canvas Swipe to see some details!
#kimrempelart #contemporaryart #abstractart #contemporarypainting #interiors #design #toronto #new #originalart #oilpainting #yourlifeneedsart #fresh #colorfulabstractart




Monday, October 7, 2019


A tiny part of a new painting underway. A painting within a painting if you will πŸ˜‰
#workinprogress #wip #contemporarypainting #abstractart #motion #colour #kimrempelart

Friday, October 4, 2019


So I (think) I’ve finished the last two paintings I posted about but will sit with them for a few days to make sure. In the meantime, here’s the next in line. 

And if you need a little boost, here’s a thought for the day. Go on, you can do it! πŸ’ͺ✨


Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Progress...wondering where it’s going to go. Right now it’s very full and I am looking at it trying to figure out what to edit and what to keep.
#kimrempelart #workinprogress #wip #abstractart #contemporaryart #interiors #bold #problemsolving

Saturday, September 21, 2019


And it keeps on going... Trick is not to lose the movement and energy as you progress. #kimrempelart #wip #workinprogress #abstractart #contemporarypainting #bold #colourful #interiors #motion