February 2018 Featured Artist:
Kimberlee Forney - - Joyful Expressions
ArtWalk Opening ~ Friday, February 2nd from 4-8pm
Growing up in Milton Vermont, Kimberlee Forney enjoyed creating art at an early age. Today, she continues to find her inspiration among the landscape, within music, animals, people, and her daily surroundings and experiences. She appreciates the healing qualities of art and its communicative and emotive powers. She is grateful to be able to express her feelings and ideas through her acrylic creations. Early in her art life, she concentrated on realistically representing the world around her.
She developed her artistic and technical skills while attending Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. While there she studied various artistic mediums, including printmaking, lithography, sculpture, drawing and painting. The study of psychology and the German language and culture further inspired her and influenced her artistic interests and development. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art in 2000.
After graduation, Kimberlee’s fantastical style developed out of a basic idea involving a lively and musical bar scenario with human-like forms embedded in the scene (titled “Jazzy at the Bar”). Her business was formed and other pieces involving various cultural scenes, animal forms, and landscapes soon followed. Her favorite subjects to explore relate to the beauty and spirituality present in the natural world and in the cultural world surrounding us.
The medium she uses to create her images is acrylic paint on canvas. She positions her lines and figures and colors in an aesthetically-pleasing manner that is appropriate to the mood and energy which she wishes to convey. Texture and color are used in her creations to not only convey mood but to also represent the surrounding energy. She has work in private collections around the world. MAKE ART!