abstract art

A Floral Family Tradition | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Shadow and Betsy's Garden “I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” - Claude Monet Nature, especially flowers, has always captured the [...]

Art and Legends in the Outback | One-on-One

“In some odd way that you don't understand and can't begin to articulate your feelings and acquaintance with it- a familiarity on an unfamiliar level. Somewhere in the deep sediment of your being some long-dormant [...]

Peripheral Art Discussions | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“Every canvas is a journey all its own.” – Helen Frankenthaler, American abstract expressionist painter Abstract contemporary artist Jim Klein practices a unique and efficient painting technique you may not have heard of before: peripheral art. [...]

Inspiration from the Andes | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“As we used to say in the mountains, "Breathe. Breathe again. With every breath, you are alive." ~ Nando Parrado, Miracle in the Andes Musog Pacha Pacha is often translated as "world" in Quechua [...]

‘Til the Cows Come Home | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow." ~ Grant DeVolson Wood, American painter Bosco Jondy Long-time readers will recall that contemporary [...]

Canvas Considerations | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“A painted surface is a real, living form.” ― Kazimir Severinovich Malevich, Russian avant-garde artist and art theorist   Did you know there’s more to consider when choosing a canvas to paint than simply the [...]

Visions of Manhattan | Behind the Painting with Jim Klein

Manhattan As Jim Klein likes to say, he expresses life experiences through painting abstract art. It’s spontaneous with a deep consciousness that connects with people. He believes we condense our experiences and our [...]

A Shift in Perspective | Art Q&A with Jim Klein

“It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.”  ~Philip Sidney For those who are unfamiliar with the horticultural or botanical nature of [...]

Inspiration in Key West | Art Q&A with Jim Klein

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” ~Dr. Seuss On occasion, inspiration will strike. Some say it can come from anywhere. [...]