Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

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


For this recent painting “The Opening” I decided to use a cloud formation from an image taken in New Mexico and combine it with The wonderful colors and shapes from images taken on a trip to visit family along The Gulf Coast. I wish a camera could capture the variety of green, purples and reds …

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What a treat to have Scott Gellatly Product Manager for Gamblin Paint company visit Santa Fe and talk with a group of about twenty Santa Fe artists, in my studio for almost three hours!!! The topics Scott covered were a serious painter’s dream! Artist’s Oil Colors, Color Theory, Color Mixing, Mineral vs Modern Pigments, Indirect …

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The current favorite painting for my exhibition Panorama at The Fort Worth Community Arts Center November 8-December 28th. I knew I wanted to elongate and exaggerate the shape of the image. After trying out several ideas for a diptych I felt most comfortable with the proportions of a 30X72 canvas along with a 30X52 canvas. …

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Back from visiting family on Pawley’s Island, with so many wonderful memories. What a beautiful peaceful place to spend time with loved ones! Pawleys Island is reminescent of a much older time.. no scraped and cleared beach with condos stacked one on top of the other. The Atlantic side had lovely twisted old oaks and …

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Unfortunately I missed the opportunity to paint with the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico up in Truchas for Cloud Appreciation Day, Saturday August 3rd. I did however finish this painting, Slice of Heaven 30X72 in the studio. I was with them in spirit! This painting is going to Fort Worth, Texas for my exhibition …

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Our Critique group met at Chris Richter’s temporary winter studio normally occupied by beloved New Mexico painter , Forrest Moses. It is an enchanting space at the back of an old adobe located on Santa Fe’s historic east side close to Canyon Road. Chris is preparing for an upcoming exhibition at Chiaroscuro Gallery here in …

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So pleased to announce new gallery representation with Kim Fonder, owner, Aberson Exhibits http://abersonexhibits.com  Tulsa Oklahoma. Our show is opening this Thursday, May 9th from 6-8.  If you are in the Tulsa area please stop by. I am excited to travel to Tulsa, my first time there and meet with Kim. I have throughly enjoyed talking and e-mailing …

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For the next three days I will be in Durango, Colorado studying with Michael Lewis http://www.michaellewisart.com The focus of the workshop is winter scenes with an emphasis on snow. I have included some of my favorite  photographs that I will be using for reference. I am looking forward to being a student again. I tried really …

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The fine fellows from Atelier 4 picked up the large scale triptych Lavender Hills 60X180. The packing was impeccable. On it’s way to the Ambassador’s residence in Zimbabwe. Camille Benton the curator for The Art in Embassies Program will send a photograph of the painting installed in the residence. Such an honor to be apart …

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