Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Work in progress

I've been blocked on an abstract I've been working on so I decided to shift to something completely different and see if that unlocks something when I go back to the abstract. Right now this has strong lines and is quite graphic - not sure if it will stay that way but this is what it looks like to date.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Laundry Tub

40"x60" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / sold
A client commissioned this piece for a client of hers. It was great fun to work on - it had been a while since I painted a large still life!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Day One at the HandMade Market!

Here are some pictures from the first day at the HandMade Christmas Market at Honsberger Winery in Jordan, Ontario. 
So many wonderful artisans and handmade items. Bring your Christmas List - you'll be able to cross a lot of items off! ; ) 
Hours: Saturday 9-4 Sunday 11-4.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


I am thrilled to announce that I received my acceptance last week to the Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair. It runs February 18-21 in Toronto. Yowza!

Also, this weekend I will be at the HandMade Christmas Market at the gorgeous Honsberger Winery in Jordan, Ontario with my small works in oil. Three days to shop, sip and savour!

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Another small painting for the upcoming Handmade Christmas Market at Honsberger Estate Winery in Jordan, Ontario.
6"x6" / oil on archival panel / $100 (includes free shipping)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Crow - SOLD

Perfect for Halloween (or bird lovers : )
6"x6" / oil on archival panel / $100 (includes free shipping)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Raven + #tbt interview - SOLD

Just in time for Halloween...the raven.
6"x6" / oil on archival panel / sold

And for #tbt, four years ago today my friend and fellow painter/sculptor Crystal Cook interviewed me for her blog. The interview is here if you like to check it out! She conducted a fairly wide-ranging (and fun) interview. Questions ran from what advice I'd give to emerging artists, to what famous paintings I'd put in a time capsule, to my preference of zombies vs. unicorns : )

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rural Road

Well, it's been a year of large abstract painting and this is my first small format (daily) painting in 11 months! November 13-15 I will be selling at the Handmade Market Christmas Market in Jordan, Ontario and I figured I'd better up my inventory. So here is "Rural Road". 6"x6" / oil on archival canvas board / $100 (free shipping).

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fruit with cloth #tbt

So this is the longest break from the studio that I can remember. And I am now craving my paintbrushes. Time to put in an order for canvasses and get back in there! For today though, here is an older painting (that happens to be available ; ): Fruit with cloth, 24"x36", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $800.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Scenes from the Toronto Outdoor Art Expo. Part 1.

Last weekend I exhibited at the Toronto Outdoor Art Expo (TOAE) and had a fabulous time! It is an exhilarating weekend packed pull of impressive and diverse art. I took some pictures to share and give you a snapshot of the weekend. Such a great experience!
I met Celeste Keller. I have to admit I was fan-girling ; ). Love her work! And man, does she know how to kit out a tent!
Below is the work of Paul Gilroy. I loved these pieces. So fresh and modern. He was right across from my tent and he was a great guy - helped us get a tarp over our tent.
 This is the work of Patrice Carmichael. She was wonderful!
 The next two pieces are the work of I.E.M. Griffiths. SO GOOD! Love his paintings.
 This is the fabulous, strong work of Renée Gélinas. I remembered her from last year and was thrilled to see her back. Her work really speaks to me. Stunning!
A scene from Nathan Phillips Square.
 This is the work of Isabella Di Sclafaniart. Love the tone of these.
 Here is Jon Jarro. Wow.
 And this is work of the sculptor Peter Shoebridge. Breathtaking.
And last but not least I want to thank my show assistant for the weekend: my daughter. It is go-go-go at these shows and exhausting but she dug in and was a terrific help. THANK YOU! Sometime we will get the t-shirts ; )
I would like to do a second post of other artists I discovered in a couple of weeks when I gather and sort all the other business cards I collected. So inspiring and definitely good for the soul! Here's to the TOAE. I hope to be back next year!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Toronto Outdoor Art Expo THIS weekend!

Hello! I'd like to invite you to the Toronto Outdoor Art Expo at Nathan Phillips Square this weekend! I've been working away preparing and am almost ready. Today I was grouping my paintings together for booth placement and took a couple of snaps. These are a few of the pieces that will be available. The show runs from Friday September 18th to Sunday September 20th, 10:30-6:30 all three days. 
I am booth H25 on the corner of the fountain on Queen and Bay.
 A section of (l-r, back to front) Sea Glass, Blue is the new blue, Plunge, and Shift.
A section of Totem and Road Trip.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Plot Twist, new work

At long last, this painting is finished! Called Plot Twist, you can read into it whatever you like : ) It is acrylic, 40"x60" on cradled wood support, edges painted white. $2,100. Below is how it would look in a room.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Work in progress

A small bit of corner of a large painting I'm working on. This one's been "in progress" a loooong time ; )

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Plunge / 16"x16" / acrylic on cradled wood support (edges painted white) / $465 
Wow...where I live it's been a smokin' hot few days. But before long it will soon be this:
Just looking back at this old photo makes me cool off : ) 
Wishing you a good day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


I've just photographed "Totem" my latest painting. Totem is mixed media on cradled wood support and measures 36"x60". I thought it might be interesting to show it like this to get a sense of scale. Below is the cropped version.
Totem / 36"x60" / mixed media on wood / $2100.
In other news, I found out the other day that the website has stolen my artwork and the artwork of many other artists I know and is selling them as posters. Sadly, this seems to happen far too regularly. A petition was started to take the website down and if you like, you can click here to add your voice. Thanks!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Well, it's that time of year again! Summer holidays, the kids are home and things should be moving a a bit more slowly.
But that's not happening ; )
Regardless, I have been painting and will start with posting this little piece. This is done in oil and is 8"x10" on a gallery wrapped canvas (1.25" deep) and is $185.
In other news, I'm proud to announce Canvas Gallery (which began representing me this summer) has been nominated for "Best Independent Gallery" in NOW Magazine's "Best of Toronto Reader's Choice" poll this year. If you'd like to vote you can click here. It is very easy, you don't need to sign in, make an account, or anything : ) 
8"x10"x1.25" / oil on canvas / $185

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Blue is the new blue

Having some fun with the title ; ).
36"x36", acrylic on cradled wood support, $1300.
Here's how it would look in a room. And below that is a detail.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sea Glass + Acceptance to the TOAE

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." 
Isak Dinesin
This is my newest painting "Sea Glass."
It measures 3' x 5'.  Acrylic on cradled wood support. $2100.
I wish you could see in in person - there is so much to get lost in!
In other news, I was notified yesterday that I have been accepted to the Toronto Outdoor Art Expo (TOAE)! Last year was such a fantastic experience. The TOAE is the largest and longest running juried outdoor art exhibition in Canada. This year it is being held September 18-20th at Nathan Phillips Square. More on that in the months to come ; )

Monday, June 8, 2015

It's my 6th year blogiversary!

Today is my 6th year blogiversary : ) Usually I do a giveaway but this year it's something new. As you no doubt recall last summer the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS went viral. Little did I know a couple of months later a good friend of ours would receive the diagnosis. So...there was my initial disbelief, and then sadness and while I still float between the two, of course I also want to help. I was at an ALS walk on the weekend and one of the speakers said something to the effect of not feeling like all you have to offer is a small amount. Because it's a small amount here, and there, and there and there, and all of that adds up to help the organization help its clients. Therefore, in support of John and his family I am holding an auction for one of the three paintings below. Since tastes differ, the winning bidder gets to choose which painting they'd like. Because I need to keep a running total in one place, the bidding will only be available through my Facebook page, Kim Rempel Art. All you have to do is put a comment in the post stating the amount you wish to donate. 50% of the final bid will go to the ALS Society of Canada (Ontario chapter) and 50% will go to John. Bidding is open till Wednesday at 9pm EST. Winner will be announced shorty after.
Each painting is ready to hang. Painting details below. *In my haste to photograph these before the rain set in I inadvertently photographed "Shift" upside down.  It is shown correctly below.
Incoming / 16"x20" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, edges painted black / list price: $425
Peonies and Phlox / 16"x20" / acrylic on masonite / framed / list price: $450
Shift / mixed media on cradled wood panel / list price: $465