Artist’s Statement

The sight of a windblown Jack Pine, the twisted weave of tree roots in the forest, wildlife in their natural habitat, a brilliant sunset or sunrise over a placid lake, a cascade of rushing water over giant boulders; these are some of the emotional triggers that inspire my work as an artist. That visceral response, when goose pimples rise on my skin and my breath comes in short gasps are signs of my muse enticing me back to the easel to share the story of my experience with the world.”

 

 

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Using photos and sketches of the scene, a painting composition is laid out. I know it’s right when I get that same gut reaction. Once brush and paint touch the paper or canvas, time loses all meaning. Watching the blank surface transform into a painting often seems magical, as if the paints and brushes are pulling up images hidden in the fibres. When I step back to view the painting and my senses come alive with the memory of the place or time, it’s done.

My style tends towards realism using a variety of mediums – acrylic, oil, watercolour, Chinese and acrylic inks as well as mixed media. Each one offers unique qualities and allows me the freedom to select what best interprets a subject.

The body of my work carries a message about the responsibility we share to care for Mother Earth and her abundant life. To that end a portion of sales of all paintings goes directly to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary to support their rehabilitation work in Muskoka.

My work is available at the following locations:

In Bracebridge, Ontario

In Gravenhurst, Ontario

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Please contact me for painting prices and visit my FACEBOOK Page and blog for updates on my art and writing journey. I invite your questions, comments and feedback. 

ARTWORK CREATED BY KIM DUBEAUIn October 2014, the YWCA MUSKOKA selected me as the Woman of Distinction in the category of Arts, Culture & Creative Energy. The theme for the award was Strong Roots Strengthening Community. To receive such an honour both surprised and humbled me.

 

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