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Canadian Artist, Kim Chase

Art friends
May 18th, 2022

Inside the Studio Artist Interviews – with Kim Chase
👉 Wednesday, May 18 12:00 PM, MDT

Thrilling to chat with ONTARIO artist, Kim Chase on Inside the Studio Artist Interviews. Aired on May 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM MDT | 2:00 PM EST  Live online on Instagram. Her live tour of her private studio was so interesting as we learned all about her use of colour and light in her artwork.

A little bit of more info about Kim……She is a self-taught artist from Thunder Bay, ON Canada and works in acrylics focusing primarily on figurative, portraits and wildlife.  She comes from an artistic family so it’s a gift she inherited. She has experienced a wide background of careers that took her to new adventures each time.

Her artwork likes to capture the authentic realism that exists in her subjects. Her intent is to capture the authenticity of the world around her using an approach of realism and contemporary realism to bring her art to the likes of the viewer.

Kim likes to capture the authentic realism that exists in her subjects. ” It’s more than just putting a brush to the canvas; it is an opportunity to explore places she’s been or has never been and illustrate the rawness in the emotions of her subject”. Her intent is to capture the authenticity of the world around her using an approach of realism and contemporary realism to bring her art to the likes of the viewer.

“It’s been a matter of timing for me. I was never ready to sit down for any length of time to be creative. I was like a freight train heading in different directions that drove my ambitions. My time to explore my art is now.”

She has been painting all her life on and off, nothing serious though as life and career always took the front seat. From being an ex-military aircraft mechanic, then a pilot, a firefighter, business owner, personal trainer and gym owner, best-selling author on Amazon, to artist….she has enjoyed a variety of careers.  She loves change, it keeps things exciting. Kim took up painting when she retired from her last career.  Now, she has found her undiscovered passion as a representational realism painter.

Her painting inspirations come from the natural world.  Living in Northwestern Ontario, she finds her surroundings of the natural beauty of Lake Superior, Ontario’s largest freshwater lake.  Her art is also inspired by the wildlife that surrounds her, the landscapes and the uninhibited, unfiltered beauty that calls to all of us. I am particularly drawn to the freedom and rawness that nature provides along with all of its wonderment and mystery.  Light and the depth of colour really bring her and command her attention.

She likes to capture the authentic realism that exists in the subjects.  For her it is more than just putting a brush to the canvas, it is an opportunity to explore places never been and elucidate the rawness in the emotions of the subject.  My hope is that she can clearly convey the beauty that exists in human and animal expressions through art.  With her wildlife work, she strives to hone the parallels between animals and humans, how we all exist with the same goal in mind, survival. We are very much the same.

She paints primarily using acrylic glazes as a technique which can take up to 40 layers of paint to achieve the result. It’s much more time consuming than painting opaquely, but the results are much nicer.

Books she recommends:
She is more of a visual learner so she prefers videos. She watches an artist named Carla Grace on You Tube for inspiration. She has read a ton of material on health and fitness, and was a personal trainer for 10 years. Kim highly recommends a system called Functional Movement Systems (FMS) by Grey Cook. Mobility exercises to help people fix everyday issues of mobility that hinders their movements and strength. It’s an amazing book and system that can literally help just about everyone get more mobile and pain free.

It was a great discussion about how to apply to art fairs. Tips on CV’s, formats all wrapped up with her brava sense of fearlessness. Most of these are shows outside of Canada. She recommended checking out a website called Art Jobs.

Kim, you are such an inspiration!

Kim primarily uses glazing as an acrylic technique. Her favourite tools are Matte Medium and Wetting Agent to apply her Heavy Body, Golden paints. She also mentioned that Golden’s Payne’s Grey is her current favourite colour to use in her artworks. It makes a really RICH black colour.

For varnishing, she recommends using a MSA Satin Varnish by Golden.

She had some brand new works of art displayed on her wall as she has a busy schedule coming up for shows.

➡️ KIM will also be participating in the juried 61st Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in July. With thousands of people visiting the fair over 3 days. @torontooutdoorart

➡️ Listen to her talk about her application process for a huge opportunity with the MvVO Ad Art Show at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center in New York. @mvvoart

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Check out the up and coming art events with KIM:

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LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimchase1/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseArtworks

Watch the replay HERE:
https://www.instagram.com/artist_theresa_eisenbarth/channel/

Thanks, Theresa