Monday, July 10, 2017

"Release" + the Toronto Outdoor Art Expo!

In four short days I will be setting up at the Toronto Outdoor Art Expo. The TOAE is the largest outdoor art show in Canada and has been running for 55 years! There is a lot to see and do. Come and shop for original art! The show runs from Friday July 14th to Sunday July 16th at Nathan Phillips Square and has free admission. 319 artists have tents and will be showing their work. Feeling parched? No problem! Henderson Brewing Co. will be on hand at the TOAE Beer Garden. I will be at Booth 137, rimming the Plaza. Stop in and say hello!
Below is one of the new works I will be showing. "Release", 36"x48", acrylic on wood.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

"Passages"

Passages / 48"x60" / acrylic on wood / $3000
New work for the Toronto Outdoor Art Expo! 
Friday-Sunday, July 14-16, 2017. Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.
And I had a bit too much fun organizing my children's picture books :) I had to pull myself away before I started on the fiction. That would have just been wrong :P


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Orchard" and "Evening in Paris"

Orchard / 24"x24" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. 
When I was a kid, my grandma's house had a plum orchard bordering one side of her house. I remember one fun evening with my brother and cousins running around in the orchard picking up discarded and rotting plums and putting them in cups and mashing them up with mud and water. We had so much fun. 

Evening in Paris / 36"x60" / acrylic on wood. 
This is the last in a series echoing memories of my grandmother. When I was young I remember absolutely adoring a bottle of Evening in Paris perfume in her bedroom. It is said to be one of the world's most popular perfumes in the 1930s. It came in a cobalt blue bottle with a gold tone lid. It was probably that blue that had me mesmerized. 😘 Does anyone remember it?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Floating Rose"

Floating Rose / 24"x24" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. 
About this painting: My grandma was a gardener and in summer when her roses were blooming she would float them in a glass bowl on the centre of her table. It was one of those things I would love to stare and stare at. And inhale. Such a nice memory :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Porch Swing" and "Summertime"

 Porch Swing / 48"x60" / acrylic on wood panel 
Summertime / 20x20" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

I'm really excited about the way this body of work for the Toronto Outdoor Art Expo (July 14-16) is shaping up. The paintings are loosely based on memories of summer evenings at my Grandmother's house. 
The top painting is "Porch Swing." While she didn't have a porch swing per se, she had a garden glider swing where the seats faced each other. I loved it! Gliding back and forth, taking in the evening. A time to think about the day or chat with my cousins :)
The bottom painting is "Summertime." My grandma had raspberry, gooseberry and current bushes. After supper we were often told to go pick a bowl of raspberries and then we ate them with sugar and cream. Mmm. The life.
 Summertime, and the livin' is easy...



Monday, June 19, 2017

"Stand" and "Land and Sea"

 "Stand" / 36"x36" / acrylic on wood / $1400
"Land and Sea" / 36"x36" / acrylic on wood / $1400

"The poetry of the earth is never dead" ~ John Keats

Sunday, June 18, 2017

New Blog Update

Yes. New! I was shocked to go to my blog and see my last update was over two months ago. Yikes!
I used to be so faithful. I must say I find it so much easier to post to Instagram and Facebook that I have neglected what started it all - my dear blog! (both can be found at Kim Rempel Art)

So I have collected the updates on the other two platforms and will post them over this week on my blog. Thank for for continuing to follow after all these years!

First off: I just marked 8 years of blogging! I credit daily painting with bringing me into the online art world and blogging. When I began in 2009 I was hardcore faithful. After a couple of years I moved into painting larger abstracts and got away from daily posts but I ma working harder than ever at my craft and love where the journey has taken me.

From April 11th:

"A New Day" / 36"x36" / acrylic on wood / $1400. I'll be bringing this painting to The Post Office, Shannon Passero Gallery tomorrow in time for the opening Thursday night. For me, tree paintings are good for the soul 😍. Space to breathe and dream. Opening is April 13th, 5-8pm, 18 Front St. N., Downtown Thorold.

From April 12th:
Opening tomorrow night! Shannon Passero / The Post Office Gallery. 18 Front St. N. Downtown Thorold. Thursday, April 13th, 5-8pm. 20 landscape paintings. Refreshments will be served. I'd love to see some friendly faces! 😍 Also, for those who love shopping at SP, receive 15% discount at retail store (opening night only).

More updates tomorrow :)


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Seaside

New work finally completed!
Seaside / 36"x48" / acrylic on wood / $1700

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Show Opening

You are cordially invited to an exhibition of my landscape paintings Thursday April 13th, 5:00-8:00pm at The Post Office, Shannon Passero Gallery. 18 Front St. North, Downtown Thorold, Ontario. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. I would love to see you there!
(and yes, the painting above is abstract, long story ; ), but it is landscapes that will be hanging!)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Artist Project 2017 THIS WEEKEND!

Hello folks!
This weekend I will be at Artist Project 2017 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. Booth 730. February 23-26. For all information click here.
It is a wonderful show with hundreds of artists all under one roof. If you like art, please consider attending! Not to be missed :)


Monday, January 30, 2017

Hopscotch

Hopscotch, 30"x40", acrylic on wood, $1350. New work for the Artist Project Toronto. February 23-26, Exhibition Place.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Dream Builder

Dream Builder, 36"x36", acrylic on wood, $1400. New work for the Artist Project Toronto in February!
Last night—I cannot know which way it came
Or what star-way it went—
There was a little dream without a name
That left my soul content...

~Margaret Widdemer (1884–1978), 
"The Joyous Dream," The Factories, With Other Lyrics, 1915

Monday, January 16, 2017

Love, wide open

I've been diligently working for a number of weeks developing/finishing paintings for The Artist Project coming February 23-26th to the Better Living Center, Exhibition Place. More images in the days to come! Also - if you like Instagram, you can find me at kimrempelart. Cheers!
"Love, wide open" acrylic on wood, 36"x48", $1700.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Balancing Act

Balancing Act, 36"x36", acrylic on wood, $1400. Hello folks! Hope the New Year is opening well with everyone. How are you feeling heading into 2017? 2016 was a challenge in terms of painting time and I am looking forward to resuming regular studio hours. Some years, it's just the way it goes. Maybe I was thinking about this when I chose the title for this piece. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"Showtime"

In between my regular studio paintings I have been working on a new series celebrating nightlife and joie de vivre. I've been feeling fed up with the news, you know? Some days you feel like it's all darkness, drear and the same old business over and over again. It can wear a person down. So one day this fall I had had it and decided to push myself to celebrate lightness, fun and maybe even frivolity :) I've adopted a new colour palette and vibe for this collection, so while I will carry on with regular work I will be throwing these into the mix too.
The first piece is "Showtime" and is acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / 30"x40" / $1350.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I am very happy to share that the book I illustrated, Christmas at the Stable, The Animals Tell Their Stories, has been printed! This was a book I worked on over May and June. It was written by the lovely, talented Kim Funk. Thank you Kim for the opportunity to illustrate your story <3 span=""> If you would like to order a copy, click here.
And here are a couple of illustrations from the book!



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Paintings for A Square Affair!

Here are my finished paintings for A Square Affair (13th Street Winery, St. Catharines, Ontario) THIS Friday. You are cordially invited! All paintings at this show are 12"x12" and are $195 + HST.
Info can be found here.
From left to right: When Everything Was Magical, Sweety Pie, Renewal. Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

New Work for "A Square Affair"



My second painting for A Square Affair Art Exhibition and Sale. September 16th at 13th Street Winery, St. Catharines, Ontario. 
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas / 12"x12"
#handmademarketniagara #kimrempelart

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Work for "A Square Affair"

Fresh off the easel! This will be one of my paintings at A Square Affair Art Exhibition and Sale, Friday, September 16, 7-9pm (alongside The Handmade Market). All paintings are 12"x12" and will sell for $195+HST. 13th Street Winery, St. Catharines.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Catch-up

A detail of a work in progress:
A studio visitor I had last week:
And a shot of my music delivery device :) Old school.
Summers are pretty jammed around here. This stage of my life : ) I wouldn't have it any other way but when school and the normal routine return in September I can really buckle down and get locked into my work. That's good too. 




Monday, July 25, 2016

Across from Neddes Harbour Inn, Norris Point, Newfoundland. Acrylic sketch on terra skin.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Smokey cod and shrimp chowder

It came with a couple Purity crackers and was delicious on a chilly day! The Old Store Cafe, Norris Point, Newfoundland. Acrylic sketch on terra skin paper.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland

I've just returned from a camping trip to Newfoundland, Canada. I was able to do some painting and sketching so I'll be sharing them with you over the next bit! This was in the beautiful town of Rocky Harbour.