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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

More Music Q&A with Jim Klein & Ian Jamison

Behind the Preludes | Part II More Music Q&A with Jim Klein & Ian Jamison “...I express life experiences through painting abstract art. It's spontaneous, but there's a deep consciousness that connects with people. The music [...]

Behind the Preludes | A Music Q&A with Jim Klein & Ian Jamison

“Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.” ~Louis Armstrong, American jazz legend Jim Klein partnered with Ian Jamison to compose virtuosic, original compositions for [...]