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Kimberly Conrad’s abstract art on display in Vail this weekend

Caramie Schnell
cschnell@vaildaily.com
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily"Moving Metals," Cerulean B, by Kimberly Conrad.
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VAIL, Colorado ” Paint usually tells the story the artist yielding the paint brush wants it to tell. For artist Kimberly Conrad, she’s recently been leaving the story up to the paint. She merely tips the paint can, letting the colors flow and “tell its own story,” she said.

Conrad will be showing her latest series, called “Moving Metals,” at Artful Sol Gallery in Vail Saturday and Sunday.

Front Range artist Kimberly Conrad has been creating art in one form or another since she was a small child. Her career began in the late ’80s as a textile artist and continued to evolve in a variety of mediums over the years. 1988 as a textile artist, and has continued to evolve in a variety of mediums through the years. Though primarily self-taught, Kimberly has studied privately with various artists throughout the years, most recently with Colorado artist Susan Jean.



Though primarily self-taught, Kimberly has studied privately with various artists throughout the years, most recently with Colorado artist Susan Jean.

“I cannot remember a time in my entire life when I was not creating something.”



“I work equally with oil and acrylic paints. I chose oil years ago. I love the rich buttery texture, and believe it or not, even the smell. When working with oil, I use a palette knife for heavy texture, rarely will I use a brush. More recently, acrylic chose me.”

“I have fallen in love with the technique of ‘pouring’ paint … allowing the paint to move freely and tell its own story. It’s always very exciting to me to complete a piece and then interpret what it’s saying.”

“I am nearly always in the mood to paint, however, the tone of my mood dictates what and how I paint on any given day.”



“I would love to have met Jackson Pollock. He was such a rebel … he really thought outside of the box, and it didn’t seem to scare him.”

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