9/15:Artwalk: Pastel Artist Kim Traina at The Lincoln Home

Posted:  Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:45am
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Kim Skillin Traina, shares her paintings of the ocean and nature created with soft pastel chalk. Stop by The Lincoln Home Friday, September 15, between 4:00 to 7:00pm to meet the artist and learn more about this technique of painting with pure pigment. One of Kims pastels won the Peoples Choice Award at The Lincoln Homes “Art Under the Tent” event in August. 
 
Kim is a graphic designer, photographer and pastel artist living in Edgecomb. “I have a passionate love affair with color...intense, pure, brilliant color. Painting with soft pastels allows me to work with my fingers mixing pure pigment on paper, layering colors, feeling the medium as the magic of the moment unfolds. Studying the color of light fascinates me, its ability to transform the ordinary, evoke memories, moods and emotions.  I am drawn to capture the essence of those moments, which to me, inspire joy, serenity, power, calm, delight, gratitude.  
 
Art, like life, is a work in progress, each piece I create is a study for the next, building intuition and trust.  If I’m not painting “en plein aire” I start with a photograph I have taken, but the end result is always it’s own story. I hang my pastels in my studio for months, picking them up to add a color, or change a shape until the story that wants to be told is complete. Painting reminds me I have a choice of how I look at things.  My creativity keeps me connected and focused, living in the moment.  As an artist, it is my hope to ignite a spark, stimulate a response, and convey my passion for this beautiful place I call home.” 
 
The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle. A portion of art sales benefits the Resident’s Assistance Fund.
Event Date: 
Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location: 
The Lincoln Home. 22 River Road, Newcastle
Contact Name: 
Kim Traina
Contact Phone: 
(207) 882-9870