Sunday, May 8, 2016

Making Waves

New work!
"Making Waves", 23"x30", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $975.

In other news I am very happy to announce that I am now being represented by Art Etc Gallery Shop at the Burlington Art Gallery in Burlington, Ontario. This is an incredible and inspiring space and I am so pleased to have art for sale and rent there. Additionally, I just received word that they have sold "Sunny Side of the Street". Thank you! 
Sunny Side of the Street / SOLD
Also, I continue to be represented by the awesome folks at Canvas Gallery for Toronto-area art lovers. Cheers!

Monday, April 25, 2016

#100dayproject

Here are my quick sketches from day 4-7 of the #100dayprojectkimrempelart.
Day 7. Some twisted branches outside my window. Feels like fall but apparently it's spring ; )
 Day 6. My dented Tilley hat. Worked pretty hard in the yard yesterday : )
 Day 5. My crassula (or Shrek plant as I affectionately cal it).
Day 4. Rhubarb.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Sweet Life + #100dayproject

The Sweet Life / 30"x40" / gallery wrapped canvas / $1,270
And below is the painting to show size, paired with a smaller one I thought looked quite nice with it: Narrative of Love / 16"x20" / gallery wrapped canvas / $560.

Day 3 sketch for the #100dayproject.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quick Sketch!

Day 2 of the ‪#‎100dayproject‬. So many errands today, a birthday to celebrate, a meal to enjoy... and a quick sketch before bed. zzz...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

100 Day Project

Today I started the 100 Day Project. If you're on Instagram, check it out! I will be sketching in ink  - subject matter wide open. this is not in place of my studio painting - more of a compliment. So, here's Day 1! I sat outside by my pansies and drew. So nice to be enjoying some warm weather!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dreams of You

A dear friend of mine asked me to paint a portrait of her as a special gift for her husband. As you may know, I haven't done figures in years! It really stretched my painting muscles. I called on a few painting friends for critiques and advice along the way, and this was the end result. I'm happy to report he loved it 
36"x48" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Inspiration

Malcolm Liepke: Sleeping Baby.


Andrea Kowch: The Road She Walks, 20"x16", acrylic on canvas


William Morris. "Brer Rabbit" 1882, England.

Elly Smallwood. Acrylic sketch.







Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Update!

Just a catch-up from last week.
1. Last week I brought Totem and Wanderlust over to Canvas Gallery. If you'd like to see them in person, please pop on over!
Totem / 60"x36", mixed media on cradled wood panel. $2100.

Wanderlust / 24"x36", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. $1050.

And I also got word from Canvas Gallery that they sold Secret Garden! One of my favourites. 
Secret Garden / SOLD

And in other social media news, I am now on Instagram. A little late to the party, but if you are on Instagram I am kimrempelart. I am just getting my feet wet but there you will find art posts as well as the odd home craft and other bits of things that inspire me. Thanks everyone and happy weekend!





Friday, March 4, 2016

Toronto Artist Project, finished

One of the best things about the show was meeting new friends. I was lucky to be stationed between two really great, funny artists who inspired me no end. Todd Clark and Nancy Moore. Here they are with pictures of their work.




Then there is the work of these artist that really caught my eye. My pictures don't do them justice, please look them up online to get a better view!
Photographer Patrick Lajoie

 Artist Daniel St-Amant
 Artist Nurit Basin
 Artist Jim Bourke
 Artist Samantha Sandbrook
And last but not least, Artist Richard Ahnert. Love his sense of humour.

And that's it till 2017! : )

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Toronto Artist Project, cont'd.

Today through Thursday I will finish up with my experience at the Toronto Artist Project 2016. Here are the first set of pictures of artists that inspired me.
 Artist: Happy Sleepy aka Marc Ngui Magda Wojtyra. This was a large banner when you walked into the venue,
 Artist: Jeannie Pappas. I am totally in love with these. 
 Artist: Joel Martimbeault. I especially love the painting on the top right.
Artist: Anya Mielniczek. There were two of these flanking the podium. Individual pieces of art incorporating bright colours and candy wrappers. They were gorgeous!
Artist: Claire Desjardins. Last but not least. I love her work!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Toronto Artist Project 2016, recap 1

Last week this time I was in the thick of the Artist Project 2016 in Toronto. I was able to make Facebook updates but since I couldn't blog, here is a recap of the weekend. Today, pictures of my booth set-up. It was 5'x10'. I love doing outdoor shows but there is definitely something to be said for hanging your work on hard, gallery-style walls.
The show was quite a ride. Inspiring, exhausting. So glad I experienced it.



Monday, February 15, 2016

Toronto Artist Project

It is a few short days until the Artist Project in Toronto at the Better Living Centre, CNE. February 18-21. If you love art, this is the place for you! Here is a collection of abstract paintings from my newly updated website. If you haven't seen it for a while, please check it out!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I Always Knew

I Always Knew / 30"x30" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / $1,050
This is my last painting for the Toronto Artist Project next week!
The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair is held at the Better Living Centre on the CNE grounds.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Getting ready for the Artist Project 2016!

Well, the time is almost here. Next week is the Artist Project 2016! Look what just came in the mail:
Swanky opening night tickets! If you would like to see a glimpse as to what the art fair is all about, please click here. If you like what you see and can make it to Toronto, please come!
So now all the last minute busy work begins. Lots of checklists : ) Another part of exhibiting at a show is decided painting placement for your booth walls. For this I made a schematic with paintings to scale. This way I can play around with groupings and take some of the guess work out of set-up day. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Away (Road Trip)

New Work. "Away" (Road Trip) / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / 16"x20" / $560

I'm also pleased to have just signed up for a workshop this summer with Claire Desjardnis
This is one of her paintings:
Cobblestones of San Miguel, 2016
Formatting
Painting
48 x 90 x 1.5 in
122 x 228 x 5 cm
The uneven cobblestones of San Miguel wind through the oldest parts of the colourful town. I imagine the hundreds of years' worth of traffic that have ridden and walked along the paths that find their ways into the heart of the village, atop the mountain.
I will go back.
I used mostly acrylic paints, but I also used graphite, charcoal, and conte.


Lovely, yes? #alwayslearning

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wanderlust

Wanderlust.
Who hasn't felt it? Where would you go if money wasn't an object? I'd love to know, on this cold January day. Let's all do some dreaming : )
24"x36" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / $1050

Monday, January 18, 2016

Two new works

This morning it began like this:
And now two new small works. Cloud I and Cloud II. I think they go quite nicely with "Shift" (bottom of the post, painted last year).

 Cloud I / mixed media on cradled wood support / 8"x8" / $180
 Cloud II / mixed media on cradled wood support / 8"x8" / $180
Shift / mixed media on cradled wood support / 16"x16" / $465