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.

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    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!

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

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

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  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

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    1. Very Grateful to you Brenda!!!

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