interview

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 [...]

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 [...]

Music and Art: A Perfect Match Made in Creative Heaven

Back in February, the Jim Klein Art Factory was reopened. This innovative working studio space near the J Klein Gallery allows visitors to watch and interact with artist Jim Klein while he creates. (read more about it in this [...]

The Sky is the Limit: An Art Q&A with Jim Klein

Artist Jim Klein took a moment to discuss one of his most popular paintings, "Sky", and how public perception of artwork doesn't always match the artist's.   How was "Sky" painted? Were you planning on this [...]

Announcing the exciting return of the J Klein Art Factory

For those who weren't around when the Art Factory was first opened, what is the Art Factory? Jim: A couple years back, a large vacant space opened up next to the gallery for around 3 [...]

The Mountains are Calling:  An Art Interview with Jim Klein

The vast wilderness has always captured the admiration of artists. From Frederic Edwin Church to Sanford Robinson Gifford and Thomas Cole, the complex beauty of the natural world has kept our attention since we were painting on the walls [...]

Grateful: A Lifetime of Experience in the Agriculture World

Jim Klein's largest painting, "Corn", has found its home in the heart of corn country. A massive agriculture corporation has recently purchased one of Jim Klein's largest pieces of artwork. The combined 144-inch wide, double-canvas [...]

Inside the Art: The Story Behind “Red Maples”

According to Wikipedia, red maple is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees in North America- perhaps, because it is adaptable to a very wide range of site conditions. Red maples can be found [...]

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 [...]