Piece description from the artist
Cross-country road trip photos taken in the Southwestern portion of Utah.
Kelly Lynn Kimball is an abstract artist specializing in oil pastels. She uses her hands, instead of brushes, to blend and paint. Originally from Michigan, her inspiration comes mostly from nature, as it was all around her. Art Consultant Brenda Harrop had this to say about Kimball's work: "Kelly's approach to oil pastels is sensuous, allowing for touch rather than brush to dictate the form. She emphasizes texture and color by allowing planes of oil pastels to blend in and out of each other across the canvas or linen, using strictly her hands and body movement to paint. A superb colorist, Kelly responds intimately to the elements of nature and the natural flow of the seasons…"
Her first solo show was in 2005 in Santa Monica, CA. Since then she has had solo and group shows throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area including multiple showings in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Pasadena and at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. Her first large contemporary art commission piece was in 2006 for Douglas Emmett in Westwood, CA. Kelly created a five-piece lobby installation that has since been sold to a private collector. In 2009, Samitaur Constructs and The Point, a restaurant located in the lovely Hayden Tract district of Culver City, commissioned Kelly to create a forty two-foot, eleven-panel chalk-board pastel painting for their grand opening.