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Kelly Lynn Kimball
Los Angeles, CA

About the Artist

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, …

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About the Artist

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.

Artist’s Work

Bee happiness
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Bee Happiness

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

All aboard
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All Aboard

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Pretty birdie
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Pretty Birdie

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Balance 10
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Balance

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Crossed paths 2
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Giants

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Arches national park
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Arches National Park

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Hangin on 2
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Hangin On

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Crossed paths
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Crossed Paths

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Sailing
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Sailing

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Phone home 3
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Phone Home

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Collecting
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Collecting.

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Nefertaris journey
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Nefertari's Journey

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Close encounter
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Close Encounter

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

You looking at me
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You looking at me?!

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Flare
Life unfinished
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Life Unfinished

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Moth
Cardinal 2
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Cardinal

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Phoenix 4
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Phoenix

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

As you wish
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As You Wish

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

She dreamed of paradise
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She Dreamed of Paradise

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Purple rain
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Purple Rain

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Into the light 2
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Into The Light

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Venus 2
Scorpio astrology symbol
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Scorpio Astrology Symbol

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Compass
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Compass

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Root chakra
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Root Chakra

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Cancer astrology symbol
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Cancer Astrology Symbol

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Owl 3
Shadow 2
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Shadow

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Ascent 2
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Ascent

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Let it be
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Let It Be

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Birth
Balance 3
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Balance

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

You complete me
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You Complete Me

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Magic hour
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Magic Hour

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Crashing 2
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Crashing

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Aurora 8
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Aurora

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Sweetness of life
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Sweetness of Life

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

The chief
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The Chief

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

A marriage within
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A Marriage Within

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Freedom 3
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Freedom

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Chillin
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Chillin'

By Kelly Lynn Kimball

Selected Exhibitions

  • SCOPE/Art Basel
    Miami Beach, FL, 2013
  • Modernism Week
    Palm Springs, CA, 2012
  • James Grey Gallery
    Santa Monica, CA, 2011
  • The Point
    Culver City, CA, 2009
  • Douglas Emmett
    Westwood, CA, 2006