Sunday, April 10, 2016

Salsa, by Kim Blair

(22x28 inches, oil on canvas)

('Salsa' on easel in my Studio)

This oil painting called, 'Salsa' was created about a year ago, and I realized that I never posted it for sale.  This large (22x28 inches) red pepper painting really is a' hot item' like the name implies as it will be the last of its kind for quite a while as I transition into showing my new abstract work on my blog.

Transformation is always exciting.  I have been transforming my creativity by utilizing the power of  abstraction, allowing inspiration from various pursuits, interests and observations to inform my new work through the exploration of colour, shape and texture.

You are invited to come along for the adventure...

22x28 oil on canvas

$500.00 + $25.00 S&H  anywhere in North America

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Living Large needs a home, by Kim Blair

Living Large
mixed media
framed dimensions: 39.5 "x 31"

This painting called 'Living Large' is sitting in my studio waiting to go to a good home...

A good home for this framed painting would be in the office/public reception area of a non-profit organization, or a hospital ward/hallway were the general public would enjoy viewing it.

Please contact me if you know of an organization that fits the above description within the Edmonton area that would have room for this piece of art in their collection.  I am considering donating this piece to a non-profit organization that feels like the right fit.  All suggestions will be considered, please have the person responsible for such acquisitions contact me.


Telephone: 780-474-6734

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Endings are New Beginnings, by Kim Blair

'Formative to Informative'
Taking down my Exhibition

Today I took down my exhibition, 'Formative to Informative' after being on display for two months at the Faculty of Extension Gallery at the University of Alberta.  Packing up my art was definitely a bitter sweet experience with lots of reminiscing about the artistic process that led to the creation of this body of work.  The pieces that sold are now in the hands of the collectors while the rest of the work is safely stored in my studio.

My thoughts have moved on to creating new work for my next show, which makes me a firm believer that endings are new beginnings...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Exhibition Celebrations, by Kim Blair

Kim & Ferdinand
(Opening Night Celebrations)

Thank you to everyone who attended the opening celebrations of my solo graduation exhibition on December 4, 2015.  Good friends, good food and lots of laughs... who could ask for more?

To peruse some candid photos of the evening click here.

To read my artist statement for this grad show click here.

To view all of the 38 paintings in the show click here.

The show has been extended by the University, it will stay up until January 6, 2016. 
* If you didn't get a chance to drop by for the opening and want to experience the art in person the gallery space is open: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm every day. 

U of A Faculty of Extension
Extension Gallery
 (Main Floor Atrium)
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Monday, November 30, 2015

'Living Large,' A Preview of my upcoming exhibition, by Kim Blair

'Living Large'

*This photo was taken before it was floated on a white mat and framed... you will see the framed piece at the show.

With only a few days to go before Friday, December 4 and the opening reception for my solo grad show... I thought it might be fun to give you a preview of just one of the over 30 paintings in the exhibition.

(*Don't be fooled into thinking the show is all about sunflowers... because it isn't!)

See you on Friday... 

Opening Reception
Friday, December 4, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

U of A Faculty of Extension
Extension Gallery
 (Main Floor Atrium)
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Exhibition runs from November 27 to December 17, 2015
Enterprise Square Gallery hours are the same as the building hours:
*7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Thursday, November 12, 2015

You are invited to my 'Solo Graduation Exhibition', by Kim Blair

Formative to Informative

Graduate Exhibition
By Kim Blair

Opening Reception
Friday, December 4, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Exhibition runs from November 27 to December 17, 2015

U of A Faculty of Extension
Extension Gallery
 (Main Floor Atrium)
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Five years of art classes has culminated in my graduation exhibition at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension Gallery in downtown Edmonton.  Please set aside the opening date of December 4, 2015 to drop by the Extension Gallery between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. to view my expressionistic body of work, created specifically for this exhibition.

I look forward to catching up with you at the opening celebration for my solo exhibition.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

'Online Studio Sale' ... only 3 weeks remaining, Kim Blair

 Online Studio Sale

to see more art work
 in my online studio sale... only 3 weeks left to take advantage of 50% off on a variety of artwork.

Head over to my website,, under the heading 'all available paintings for sale' to view all the artwork available in my Online Studio Sale.  

*The prices will be 50% off the marked price.

For example, if a piece is marked $200.00, the sale price will be $100.00.
I will send you a paypal request/invoice for the sale price, (plus S&H if applicable.)  

*(Of course you are welcome to make an appointment to come by my studio to pickup your pieces.)