Any art you purchase is an investment designed to enhance your surroundings and last for many years
to come. I believe I offer a valuable product and the price reflects the quality of my work in both building the substrate and creating in my unique style. Therefore, most of my pieces, including all of my commissioned pieces, are painted on natural
Belgian linen. It is hand-stretched. over high quality, heavy-duty hardwood stretcher bars, which
will not warp. The final work is always coated with an archival varnish for protection. I believe that a
high-quality surface which is hand-stretched by the artist is a bonus for the collector. I use linen, especially for my large paintings
because of its strength and durability. It holds up to the heavy paint of my
palette knife work. While it is more expensive, the linen surface has a more
natural finish than cotton. It is also a surface that will last a longer length
of time because of its own natural oils that keep it flexible. The threads that
make up linen, known as the warp and weft threads, weigh the same, which means
they are less prone to expansion or contraction due to moisture. Additionally,
you may agree that the color of the natural woven edge of Belgian linen is attractive and it does not necessarily need a frame.
This is created in oil with the gestural addition of oil pencil. In my same Expressionist style of arbitrary decision-making, it is striking both in color and and looseness. for sale at kimmcaninchfineart.com
My work is now represented by Cecil Byrne Gallery located at 7 Broad Street in historic Charleston, South Carolina. I am very honored to be in this particular gallery. The owner, Cecilia Murray is an artist and my work hangs beside hers and many accomplished artists :) It was a wonderful first trip to Charleston last weekend to drop off 4 paintings from my DUNES series. We enjoyed every moment of our trip to this city famous for art, history and food!