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Color Run

May 4th, 2014

May 4, 2014 Madison

Today is the big day! Team Awesomesuace is 18 strong and we are connecting to do the happiest 5k in the world! Color packs of dye at every check point! I am the canvas today I can't wait! I will post pictures when we are done! I am sure inspiration will come from this colorfilled day!

Kim

Holiday Shopping

December 8th, 2013

Holiday Shopping

Seasons Greetings Holiday shoppers! If you are looking for unique gifts to give, consider art. I have added a 15% discount code to any purchase made on this website. If you use this code when checking out: RXPMYX you will receive this discount. This is a short time offer it expires 1/15/13 so please don't hesitate act fast! This is my gift to you for supporting my art.

Happy Holidays!

Day in the life of an abstract artist

March 25th, 2012

Day in the life of an abstract artist

A day in the life of an abstract artist:
As I drive in to work daily, I have been noticing this one particular tree. It is rather large and very beautiful but it is unique because half of it is white and half is black. It caught my eye because of that fact. The first time I saw this tree, I thought I must paint that! Then I see it on my way home except this time the sun is setting and the sky looked as if someone threw a bucket of orange and red paint at this white and black tree. I thought oh my, I must paint that tree now! I have been driving past this tree for several months now saying that to myself every day. Every time I see something different in that tree. I know that I will get inspired and that tree will become part of a painting. I am typically an abstract artist so I usually set out to capture a feeling or make a statement or something like that. I donít usually paint trees, or people or animals. I paint feelings, thoughts and events that move me, but that tree is stuck in my mind haunting me, paint me, paint me. I guess I need to paint it.
I have watched it go through the seasons of spring, summer and fall and now winter and still have not painted that tree. I guess before I lose the inspiration I will put paint to my brush and paint a tree. I canít promise it will look like that tree; it will look like the feeling of that tree. I have connected to that tree and feel as though I am on a first name basis with that tree. I will paint that tree because I have come to realize it represents the environment and our planet and it has something to say. It is special and deserves to have its portrait painted. So you see that tree does have an emotion, and a statement to make and I now understand why it has stood out to me all of this time calling me to paint it. This is my process, I spend a lot of time contemplating the subject, feeling or statement I am making and then I go after it with passion. So, the next time you happen to stop in to Lemon Street Gallery, ask if I ever got around to painting the story of the tree and maybe you will happen upon that trees painting and perhaps it will call out to you!

Colorfully yours,
Kim Rahal

The concept, the inspiration

August 23rd, 2010

The concept, the inspiration

The title universe, the concept a perception of something that is all things in the universe. The earth, wind, water, fire, this painting is my expression of all things that make up the universe. This is my perception, the inspiration? What inspires an artist? It can be a moment in time, an emotion, a event or something as simple as a visual reference. This painting started several years ago when I studied in Virgina with a Native American Indian woman who taught me many things about life, spirit and the universe. She showed me how to tune into my inner artist and express that in many ways. This painting is dedicated to her, my friend, she spent 5 years teaching me many things. She was mysterious, powerful and amazing and I learned so much from her with that said, she was the inspiration of this 6 ft x 4 ft oil painting called Universe. I just thought I would share a little inside look into the mind and soul of an artist! More to come as life reveals.....

Welcome to my website

August 23rd, 2010

Welcome to my website

Hello my friends in ART,

I finally have a website that I can call my own. It is not just a website that I share with the social media world. This website is dedicated to my art like I am. I have spent my life working on my art. I now have a platform to share with you. This website will share with my facebook friends, myspace buddies and the rest of the world. Please bare with me while I learn how to navigate this website and if I slip and get behind updating my recent work or activites please dont give up on me I will come back and share more of my latest and greatest works. Now to tell you what this artist is currently working on...I have a series that I am working on, it will be 24 paintings total. The theme is the elements. Water, Fire, Air, Earth. I have been working on this for a few months now and once it is complete I will surprise you with the finished series complete. It will be shown in person at Lemon Street Gallery in the spring of 2011 and I will post it as an event when I do. I will be a featured artist there and I will share this series with you then. I hope you will attend in person but it will also be on display in my virtual world too for those of you that are not in the area. I have another series I am working on called Missing Pieces based on a poem I wrote about my life and lost love. There will be 5 paintings in total. So if you are interested in what this artist is up to please keep checking in with me and hopefully you wont be dissapointed in my lifes work. My goal is to leave my mark on this world when I am long gone and I hope that my artwork will mean something, tell my story and continue to speak for me long after I am gone.

Have a colorfilled day!
Kim

World Art Foundation Awards Dinner 2009

June 14th, 2009

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This journey has been a world wind of activity. I was running late when I arrived so I had to check into the hotel run up to my room do a quick change and go down to the banquet room! I came down to the lobby and was lead to the dinner by some of the most amazing large beautifully done paintings. I knew right then I was in the right place. I was greeted by the charming Jojo Merango (the founder of the WAF). I introduced myself and he invited me to join him at his table. He introduced me to Krizsan Zoltan an artist from Hungry, and Dodrit from Africa. His agent was there I only know her as Angela she is from New York. There was also a writer from InMotion filmz who was hired to video this event Dino Wells. He will be posting it on the World Art foundation website. www.worldartfoundation.org. Jojo was a charming host introducing us and started interesting conversation. He had many duties that evening and left the table many times. I learned that Zoltan was a young and talented artist, very outgoing. He made me really appreciate the fact that I am American and I have freedom to paint and show my work as I please. Zoltan explained where he is from that if you are an artist in his country, the art is controlled by the Gov't. There are organizations that take the money for images and the artists have little recourse. He actually brought over 30 Plus paintings to share with us and let me tell you that he is a gifted and talented artist. He won a Master award. He struggled hard to get here. I just met this young man and I was so proud of him. He told us of how many people helped him to get the art here. It had to go through customs, and just the shipping was a trial for him. The term starving artist has a new meaning for me, let me tell you this man helped me to understand what that really means! Jojo hosted the awards ceremony and the artists who recieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the masters category were all very deserving of their awards both artists at my table received them. I was fortunate to recieve an award in the Master category (Honrable mention). I am thrilled that the peole who were on the commitee thought my work was worth mentioning. When I look at the work of these people I feel as though I was so fortunate to be in this group. There were other awards given out for Emerging artits two of my new friends Ken Boe and Bob (sorry I couldn't find his last name will post it on another blog promise he had lots to say about my work! ) I met Michael Cheval and Octavian Florescu as well. These two artists are Master Elite artists and very talented. I almost felt like I should take my puppy butt and get back on the porch! When you are engaing in the global art world it is so different than in my little world. These artists are so smart, charming, and talented. I can not begin to explain how great their work is up close and personal. It is like stepping back into time and I am meeting the great masters. I know that sounds really corney but so, so true. I know, Kim Rahal humbled oh yes, my friends absolutely humbled. I have so much to learn from these people. I can't wait to share what came next......

World Art Expo

June 7th, 2009

World Art Expo

Hi all,

It is the weekend that the World Art Expo June 7th-14th beings in Orange County, California. There are 50 countries being represented by 500 artists. This is the worlds largest art expo. We are making history. I am so excited to be part of it. I am going to be arriving there on Friday. The first night I get there, I will attend the awards dinner. On Sat June 13th, I will be attending workshops all day and in the evening hours will be attending a pool party! I can't wait to get there and see of the great art and meet the artists from all over the world. I will be meeting curators, collectors, art agents, master elite artists, and gallery owners. The wonderful Jojo Morengo and his son Antoine are the founders of World Art Foundation www.worldartfoundation.org, go check out the website for more details! I plan on posting blogs the whole time I am there. I am going to take pictures also so you can take this amazing journey with me! So get ready cuz California, here we come!


Have a colorfilled day,
Kim