Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

Let the beauty we love be what we do. ~Rumi ~

One of the great joys of being a full-time artist is the people I have met along the way.  Thanks to my good friend and fellow painter,Brenda Zappitell, who recommended me to Kim Fonder, I got to spend last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma as part of a group show.  Kim Fonder, the gallery owner at Aberson’s Exhibit, was so thoughtful,kind, generous and welcoming.  I felt at home right away.  Cory who works with Kim has a wicked sense of humor .  I really enjoyed hearing more about Tulsa from her.  James Marshall, a fellow Santa Fean, also in the exhibition is fast with the cleaver quip and quirky point of view.  Doug Freed, a fellow landscape painter in the show was such a delight, full of fascinating stories of his 30 plus years as an artist, teacher, as well as a second career as museum founder and curator!

It was a treat to see my work in such a contemporary space.  Loved the clean lines and high ceilings as well as all of the other work in the gallery.  Kim has an amazing eye!  I have many happy memories of my first trip to Tulsa. I look forward to getting to deepening those friendships and working together in the coming years.

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6 thoughts on “The People We Meet Along The Way

  1. Many congratulations, Jamie! Tulsa is clearly a happening place.


    1. HI Barbara! I so agree can’t wait to visit again. I hope you are well and enjoying Philly! We miss you in Santa Fe!


  2. Your work looks fantastic in the gallery, Jamie! Congratulations on this exhibition!


    1. Thank you Joanne! It is a treat to see how different paintings look in contemporary spaces… room to breath!


  3. artisthope says:

    The gallery looks wonderful!! Love seeing the picture of you and Kim..:-)

    Brenda Hope Zappitell Abstract Expressionist Painter artisthope@aol.com http://www.zappitellstudio.com cell 561.886.8611


    1. Very Grateful to you Brenda!!!


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