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Group Exhibit - March - Introducing Kim Walker
Kim Walker
March 10, 2010 - April 11, 2010
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

     Continuing with our desire to offer as many of our artist's works as we can during the year we are pleased to exhibit an excellent selection of past and new works this month by Gallery Artists.

We are also introducing the Natural and Organic paintings by Southwest artist, Kim Walker.

Painting allows me the quiet and thoughtful internal dialogue that refreshes my spirit. For me, there is no greater beauty than what God has already provided. It can be seen in every aspect of nature, from the tiniest grain of sand to the outreaches of the heavens. My artwork takes me on a spiritual journey as I seek and collect natural elements, which I then incorporate into each of my mixed-media paintings. My feeling is that these gifts found in nature are universal and comforting and inspiring for all people. In addition, by including natural elements in my artwork, my desire is to provide another way to experience this beauty and all that it represents in a way that might otherwise be missed.

Most compositions are done on either domestic or exotic woods from all parts of the world. I treasure both the symbolic and the tangible connections of using these woods as the foundation of my paintings. My art comes to fruition through a variety of processes, both additive and subtractive, as well as by utilizing numerous mediums. The combination of natural elements as well as mediums such as oils, acrylics, and polyurethane, to name a few, allow numerous textures and nuances throughout the many layers in each painting. Many of my processes have been developed over years of experimentation and evolution, and yet some seem to take on a life of their own with the creation of each new composition.

Poetry is another integral part of my art. Greatly inspired by the insights and wisdom of life's experiences, along with many metaphoric lessons found in nature, I feel that the two go hand in hand. Therefore, my paintings also include an original poem that is handwritten on the back of each composition. I once read in a book by Rebecca Wells, "use everything in your life to create your art". This intention is at the heart of my paintings and my poetry. Thank you for taking the time to really look at my art and to feel the connections.
      
Kim Walker
Gravity II
44 x 12 Inches  Mixed Media
$ 1750 US
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