inspiration

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. [...]

Powerful Words: How Titles can Influence Perspective

Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain Park begins at the entrance of the park and follows the Fall River until intersecting with Trail Ridge Road. Trail Ridge runs to the top of the Continental Divide and [...]

Q&A with Artist Jim Klein: Art and Inspiration in the Fall

The autumn is said to be a time of change. Artist Jim Klein shares his thoughts on the season called a "second spring" and the hidden influences one experiences in life can have on their [...]

The Painting has a Life of Its Own: An Interview with Jim Klein

This quote by French artist Paul Cezanne rings true: "I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting."   Oftentimes, an artist may find themselves directed by inspiration separate from themselves: the paints, the [...]

Feeling and Tone in Art: A Discussion with Jim Klein

Abstract art seeks to break away from traditional representation of physical form. It is a style of art that explores the relationships of forms and colors, as opposed to more traditional art that represents the world in [...]