Kim English is an artist who can portray even the simplest of subjects in the most profound way. The strength of light and shadow in Kim’s work is what brings him national recognition. Kim paints using the alla prima method, meaning he completes a painting in one sitting.
In the painting “Working with Glass” it’s amazing how his use of color makes you feel the warmth from the hot tools and the fireplace…
Kim’s new works will be at Anglin Smith Fine Art… the opening reception is this Friday (September 6, 2013) 5-8 PM- if you’re in the area, be sure to stop in the gallery, check out the latest work and say hello!
Isn’t this painting “Book Store” something many of us can relate to? I suppose that number is dwindling with the popularity of eBooks. I still like to hold a book in my hot little hand, so this painting is one that I really relate to. This painting is a great example of an everyday scene turned into a fantastic painting!
“Saturday Night in Honfleur” is a romantic painting with gorgeous undertones. Fabulous on every level! All of Kim’s new works are available now online.
A bit about Kim… from the Anglin Smith website:
Colorado-based painter, Kim English, depicts in his paintings the simple beauty found in daily life. Known for his mastery of chiaroscuro, each piece speaks to the true focus of English’s inspiration the harmony existing between light and shadow. His subject matter, ranging from a street side fruit stand in Mexico to sun filled windows, creates a particular mood, through which the viewer is introduced to charming scenarios that are wrapped in depth and texture, and are entirely about paint. This is the primary force of English’s painting his astonishing manipulation of his medium. He maintains a feeling of spontaneity by completing each painting in one sitting the alla prima method. He says of using this method, Immediacy is important. Not only because it is often the nature of people, but for me it is the most instinctive way to paint.
English was born in 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in a rural community near Colorado Springs. After graduation from the Rocky Mountain School of Art he joined the faculty and later began teaching at the Art Students League of Denver and the Scottsdale Artists School. He has exhibited at the Allied Artists of America winning the Gold Medal of Honor; the National Academy of Design; the Artists of America-Denver Rotary Club; NAWA 21st Annual Exhibition; Arts for the Parks; the Colorado Governor’s Invitational – Loveland Museum; the A.R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art; The Knickerbocker 42nd Annual Exhibition; the Oil Painters of America and won both the Certificate of Merit and the Joseph Hartley Memorial Award at two Salmagundi Club Exhibitions.
Reminder: ART WALK – THIS FRIDAY NIGHT from 5 – 8 PM – at all participating galleries! It’s a great night to get out, see fabulous art and meet some interesting people!
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