Kim English: Solo Exhibition

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Meyer Gallery (Santa Fe, NM) Presents its First Solo Exhibition for Painter Kim English

An accomplished artist who spent much of his life and career in Colorado, English presents a collection of more than ten new paintings that express the artist’s signature use of light and shadow, alla prima painting technique, and gestural representational style. Artwork is available in the gallery and online at meyergalleries.com.

Oil painting of New York City
Kim English, “New York Hustle,” Oil, 18″ x 27″

English’s work highlights the beauty found within rituals of everyday life around the world – from the busy streets of New York City to cultural celebrations in San Miguel, Mexico. His work is inspired by his travels to Europe, South America and the American West, as well as his local environment.

As an alla prima painter, English typically completes each piece in a single sitting in order to capture the light, color, and mood of a fleeting moment. This “wet on wet” painting technique allows the artist to achieve rich texture and depth, while creating a sense of immediacy that brings the viewer directly into each painted moment.

Kim English, "Leisure Visit," Oil, 14" x 12"
Kim English, “Leisure Visit,” Oil, 14″ x 12″

With his trips limited over the past year, English dove into his photography archives from previous travels as reference for new paintings. The resulting work has a sense of nostalgia as it depicts busy street scenes, shopping tourists and celebratory gatherings between people. “I’m remembering how things were,” says the artist, whose work also emits feelings of hope and excitement as we look toward the future.

English currently lives and works near Louisville, Kentucky, where he moved with his wife nearly four years ago. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in rural Colorado. He attended the Rocky Mountain School of the Arts in Denver, and taught at the Art Students League of Denver and the Scottsdale Artists School.

His work has been exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the NAWA 21st Annual Exhibition, Arts for the Parks, the Colorado Governor’s Invitational at the Loveland Museum, the A.R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, The Knickerbocker 42nd Annual Exhibition, and with the Oil Painters of America. He has shown with the Allied Artists of America and was awarded their Gold Medal of Honor. He has also won both the Certificate of Merit and the Joseph Hartley Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York.


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