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2016 in Pictures

2016 has been a year of colour, creation and challenges for me. Here are the highlights of the year in pictures. (You can click on the pictures for the full story on the different elements).

First Art Exhibition in March

First Solo Art Exhibition
First Self-Portrait

First Painted Self Portrait

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Self Portrait – Acrylics – Copyright Kim
First Oil Painting

Underwater Calm Lady – Copyright Kim
First Retail Placements


First Art Projection – this link directs to the Exhibition which featured this artwork.

 

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The Light of Inspiration – Copyright Kim

Ice-Cream Paper-Cut Picture Completed

Hot Days Eating Cool Ice Cream – Copyright Kim
First Jigsaw

 

First Art and Design Competition Win and Media Coverage

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Article from The Star newspaper, Sheffield.

First Book

 

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Sam – The Dog Who Wanted To Fly – Copyright Kim

Here’s the 58 seconds movie of my First Art Exhibition.

My largest artwork in 2016 is a commissioned artwork which I’ll be revealing here very soon.

I’m astounded that my blog has been viewed in 82 countries in 2016, I love the idea of my art reaching out across the globe. Thanks to everyone who followed, Liked, commented, bought and visited my art in 2016. I appreciate everything.

I dedicate this post to my dear Grandad who left us this year. 

The next post will be looking forwards to 2017. Follow my blog to see that post when it is live.

And finally…

My Story

About Inspire

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Self Portrait in Acrylic Paints

After my markers self portrait there was an opportunity to try a portrait in acrylic paints.

I put a photograph alongside the canvas and painted. I was trying to remove my thinking from the process and just look paint, look paint, colour match paint until the face was done. I did the hair the next day trying to create the texture with the marks I was making.

The portrait reminded me a lot of the Katherine Jenkins paper cut portrait that I created from magazine pictures a year ago this week.

Learnings

Don’t look away from the canvas whilst the brush is in contact with it.

Keep stepping well back to look, squint to see it sometimes.

It’s not as hard as I thought it be, keep being courageous.

What’s Next

I would like to try a portrait in oil paints.

Related Posts

Art Challenge 52 – Self Portrait

Paper Cut Portrait – Katherine Jenkins

Self Portrait – Number 52 – the FINAL art challenge

I guess I am present in all my art as I have created it. My art represents my beliefs, feelings and life values.

Through my art development in the past 2 years I have been trying to demonstrate emotion, nostalgia, hopes and thoughts.

Therefore it’s hard to pinpoint a starting point for this challenge. However drawing practice and life drawing were key areas that make my self representation possible. You can read about those challenges at these links.

Follow your passions, nourish your mind and body.

This artwork was created through life drawing and then used Lino prints and digital work. The piece is about being in the right life groove which is inspiring and motivating, supporting one’s interests and abilities.

My aim is to inspire and uplift people with my bright artworks
My ceramic face with elements key to me.
This artwork was created through a mirror with photography, digital and watercolours.
Watercolour painting copying from a photo.
Marker portrait from a photo, digital Colour adjustments inspired by Andy Warhol

And breathe.  I am pleased with the outcome of this final challenge in what has been a life changing transition to art. There have been disappointments and surprising surpassing of my expectations. See the highs and lows in the 52 posts. One thing is for sure it has been colourful and lots of fun. It has pushed me out of my comfort zone 52 times, and for the motivation to progress I am very thankful.

I now want to have a think about what I wish to achieve next, I have some exciting plans which I’ll be able to reveal soon.

It is my goal to inspire people, so if you have been inspired at all I’d love to hear about that or see art or creations as a result. Thank you sincerely for your support, for following my blog, for visiting and giving me the onus to go on. If there is anyone that you think might be inspired by my art please share http://www.inspirebkim.com with them, for this I would be grateful.

So that’s it, 52 Art Challenges completed, all of it art from the heart. 

My favourite posts from the 52 are these:

Art Challenge 13 – Paper Cut Pictures

Part Two – Paper Cut Pictures

My Life In Paper

Art Challenge 15 – Animating Paper Pictures

Illustrated Children’s Book – The Dog Who Wanted To Fly

and finally my story…

Emerging From Injury To Produce Art Exhibition