Thursday, February 27, 2014

From the Vault: Hills in May

"From the vault" is something new I'm starting. Occasionally I will post an older painting from my studio that is available. Then on days when I'm home with sick children (cough cough) or am working on larger paintings, I can still post and keep in touch!
Hills in May / acrylic on canvas / 18" x 24" / $550 (framed)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Replenished" by Kim Rempel

Hey there! This is "Replenished", my latest painting. It is a large piece: 30"x40" and is painted on gallery wrapped canvas (the thick, deep sides). If you'd like to see it in a room, Saatchi has a button that lets you do that! Simply follow this link and then click the button that says "View Original in a Room". It's pretty cool!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Reckless Blooms

Hi everyone : ) This is my newest painting: Reckless Blooms. Last year I read the most beautiful quote that stayed with me. And that was how I chose the title.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, 
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. 
~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
Last week was a rough one in the studio! Lots of painting and quiet swearing but nothing finished up to where I was ready to post. This week is feeling better, like I've got a bit of my mojo back.
Listening to: CBC Radio One (Yep. Talk, talk, talk :)
Drinking: Coffee (but only one cup on that I nursed for a couple of hours)
Watching: House of Cards. Not while I'm painting, but this is my new tv fix. Oh, Francis and Clarie. The diabolical things you dream up...
For purchasing information please see Saatchi Art.
20"x20"x1.75" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Great Upheaval at the Art Gallery of Ontario

On the weekend we went to see The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. A very good show. I find going through with the audio support quite enriching as they impart bits of info they don't write on the wall descriptors. I have shared my three favourites below with links back to the Guggenheim site if you want to read a little further.
Do you get to galleries often? The more I go, the stronger the pull. You know how runners talk about "runners high"? I think "art gallery-goers high" is a condition as well ; ) What was the most memorable show you ever saw? Mine was Van Gogh: Up Close at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in summer 2012. I actually had the experience of tearing up in front of a painting. That moving. The whole show blew me away. I wrote about it here. Anyway, without further ado, here were my picks this weekend:
Marc Chagall / Paris Through the Window, 1913

Sunday, February 16, 2014


My latest painting: Everlasting. And here it is to show scale:
This painting is 30"x36"x1.75" (gallery wrapped canvas) and is $1200.
For purchasing information: see Saatchi Art. I've been asked a couple of times if I do layaway plans, and yes, absolutely! Cheers.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Hi everyone! Okay, here's my latest work: Shenanigans. A great burst of joy and colour for a white, cold February day. And here it is on my easel:
Shenanigans / 30"x30" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / $1050
Also, I am thrilled to say that my painting "Autumn" has been included in a Saatchi Collection this week. Awesome + a big thanks to Saatchi. You can see it here.