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The Universal Language of Art & Music | Behind the Canvas

Art and music feed the heart and soul.  - Julie Garwood, American writer   As summer brings long days and sunshine along the front range of Colorado, abstract contemporary artist Jim Klein finds himself with [...]

Pieces of the Past | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“Sculpture is like archaeology: You dig in and you find something.” — George Baselitz, German painter, sculptor and graphic artist.   Farmer with horse-drawn plow, ca. 1930-1939.The Ohio History Connection SC 1425, AL00587 from [...]

The Abyss | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, composer, poet, writer   On Sunday, October 24th, Jim Klein and Ian Jaimison’s compositions will be performed as [...]

The Lightning Strike of Inspiration | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Disruptor by Jim Klein “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” – Julia Cameron, teacher, artist, and author of The Artist's Way Many professional artists advise developing habits and disciplining [...]

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 [...]

Creation During Quarantine | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Pistachio Since March, the whole world has been under lockdown and in various stages of isolation. While in quarantine, many folks across the nation have picked up new hobbies and completed projects to [...]

A Sacred Space | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Kiva All dreams spin out from the same web.  ~ Hopi Proverb Spontaneity is a fixture in the origin of many a Jim Klein abstract painting.  On occasion, this spontaneity endows a painting with [...]

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 [...]