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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 [...]

From the Mouths of Babes | Art Q&A with Jim Klein

“Don't be afraid to be unique or speak your mind, because that's what makes you different from everyone else.” ~Dave Thomas, American businessman It’s not often in life that people “call them as they see [...]

NO PLACE LIKE HOME | Art Q&A with Jim Klein

Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze. Country roads, take me home to the place I belong.   ~John Denver “No place like home”, “home is where the [...]

By Any Other Name: BOGUMILA Painting Spotlight

What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet. ~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Abstract Artist Jim Klein took some time to explain the interesting [...]

Exploration into the Unknown : METRO FOREST Painting Spotlight

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes… Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It [...]

WASTE NOT:  The Peripheral Art Philosophy

pe·riph·er·al - adjective: relating to or situated on the edge or periphery of something. If you Google the phrase “peripheral art”, you’ll find results for “Peripheral Artery Disease”. It’s not a term used in art classes [...]