Gallery North to host mother-daughter team

Dec 04, 2013
“Lilly Dance” by Ginni Guest is one of the watercolors that will be displayed, along with work by her mother, Kim Caldwell, during an Artists’ Reception this Saturday at Gallery North. Their work also will be featured during the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk on Dec. 19.

The “Kim and Ginni Show” is coming to Gallery North in Edmonds.

Meet the featured artists, Kimberly Ann Halvorson Caldwell and Virginia (Ginni) Guest, daughter and mother art partners.

For artist Kim Caldwell, painting is an all-encompassing experience she shares with her viewers. 27 years’ experience has given Kim a passion for learning and a curious spirit, which leads to a delight in experimentation.

Kim begins her works by painting small, color-infused watercolors on 3” x 5” pieces of paper using her tiny travel palette. This process, which captures both the way the light falls and the colors that lurk in the shadows beyond the camera’s sight.

These studies lend Kim’s final paintings, rendered in the studio, their dynamic color sense and unusual presence.

“I paint to take the viewer on a journey to where I have been, sharing the experience of the location. Painting is my passion, sharing it is my joy,” she said.

Kim grew up in the greater Seattle area in a home filled with music, art and her grandmother’s love of the landscape.

Kim learned from her to pay attention to the view out the window. These views captivated her, and led to a lifelong love for landscapes.

While artists can never recreate Mother Nature exactly, but using watercolor as her medium, artist Ginni Guest captures the translucency and the nuances of each flower and scene.

As she walks along a forest path, she sees the myriad colors of the lupine that grace the meadows and the trillium hiding under the ferns.

She finds a sense of joy, wonder and peace when she sees flowers. These are the inspirations for her art.

“I want my paintings to bring those same feelings to the people and maybe bring a little peace into their busy lives,” says Ginni Guest.

You are invited to meet the artists and enjoy the artwork at the Artists’ Reception from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

There also will be a reception at Gallery North during the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 19. Refreshments will be served.

An Edmonds tradition for more than 50 years, Gallery North is open daily in its new location in the heart of downtown Edmonds at 401 Main St.

For more information visit the website: www.Gallery-North.com.

 

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