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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Monet, A Solution for Art Slump | An Inspired Interview with Jim Klein

“My life has been nothing but a failure.” ~Claude Monet   No artist is immune from the art slump. If someone as prolific as Monet had such a moment as to produce the quote above, every [...]