For this acrylic on canvas board piece, “Pierced”. I was influenced by the holiday colours and my favourite cocktail, the dirty martini. This was my first olive piece which has spawned more increasingly abstract pieces. My square brush work features prominently in this piece.
This is the second piece in what has become a growing olive study. “Three Olives” was loosely executed in acrylic with large square brushes on canvas board measuring 5 x 7 inches. I consider this an expressive representational or intuitive realism piece. I never strive for photographic or hyper- realism in my practice choosing instead to create interest through brush work and mark making.
I often work in more sizable canvases, especially for commissioned works. This, however, is another 5 x 7 in. piece which I created expressively on a canvas board. I had previously laid down a multi-coloured ground and started painting the image which came to mind, which was a coffee mug – another familiar item to me.
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Kim Milan Artist Bio Originally from Saint John, NB, Kim has lived in Victoria, BC and Montreal, QC but now calls Nova Scotia home. She creates her expressive representational paintings and drawings in her home studio in Waverley where she lives with he husband and daughter.
After a long career as a Systems Integrator, in 2007 Kim decided to pursue her passion for Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) School of Extended Studies. It was here that she augmented her self-taught skills and studied both painting and drawing with many well-known Halifax artists.
Kim had her first solo show “Re-writes” in September 2014 and also exhibits in group shows in the Halifax area. Most recently, in December 2015, her paintings sold out at the Craig Gallery’s “Sweet 16” show. She has works in private collections throughout the maritimes, Ontario and Germany.
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