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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Creation During Quarantine | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Pistachio Since March, the whole world has been under lockdown and in various stages of isolation. While in quarantine, many folks across the nation have picked up new hobbies and completed projects to [...]

‘Til the Cows Come Home | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow." ~ Grant DeVolson Wood, American painter Bosco Jondy Long-time readers will recall that contemporary [...]

A King Appears | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Since 1955, the Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. It was a first class event from the very first day. The show has grown from 50 horses [...]