|Written by Christin Miller on Tuesday, May 18, 2010|
|Painting With Abandon|
Kate Kiesler Fine Art
I am inspired by beautiful landscapes, especially those in the mountains, which is probably why I am drawn to Kate Kiesler's paintings. Kate spends most of her days painting in the mountainous environment of central Colorado. She has participated in the Colorado Governer's Invitational and many national juried events, and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mountain College in their Fine Art Department.
I enjoy hearing about Kate's creative process, which is all about letting go. "...my paintings free me to play a little more - to create spontaneously without specific instruction and with a certain amount of abandon. My biggest challenge is to allow my pieces to evolve on their own without my thought processes interrupting the flow of things. My best work comes directly from freeing my mind and my hand and moving from shape to shape intuitively."
Kate is represented by the Breckenridge Gallery in Colorado, and will have a solo exhibition there at the end of July. Featured below are three of Kate's beautiful paintings, including "Shifting Reflection", "Twilight - River's Edge", and "Autumn Notes". When I look at them I feel so relaxed, as if I am part of those lovely tranquil scenes.