inspiration

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 [...]

The First Art Sale | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis 1966 Rewind to 1966: before the age of smartphones, Facebook, and men on the moon, [...]

Experiencing Van Gogh | One-on-One

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" ~ Vincent Van Gogh Tres Piedras Vincent Willem Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most influential [...]

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 [...]

3 Tips for Boosting Your Creativity

Everyone has creativity inside of them whether it’s writing, painting, drawing, making music... the list is endless. We all have some skill within that gives us joy. According to Harvard Medical School, creative activities can relieve stress, [...]

The Pioneer Spirit and the Artistic Journey

Abstract artist Jim Klein is a fourth generation Coloradoan. His grandfather came over in covered wagons and settled with his family in Colorado. His family is a long line of hardy farmers and prime examples [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]