Kristin Krimmel

Kristin Krimmel, painter and art educator is originally from Vancouver. She studied at UBC and at the Ecole de Beaux Arts de Reims, France; taught at Emily Carr College of Art and Design (1983-89) and has shown both locally and internationally. Kristin Krimmel is widely travelled, has undertaken art residencies at home and abroad and has been twice selected for the Joan Miro Foundation's International Drawing Competition.

"In my art practice over the years, it's the act of painting that has been a necessity to me, whether in oil, watercolor or acrylic. I like the physical immediacy of creating an image through paint and the process of making constant aesthetic decisions as each stage of the painting progresses.

Love and Grief Series:
In 2013, artist Kristin Krimmel lost a close friend with whom she had shared a profound love of language and literature. They delighted in the composition of words, their refined usage, depth of meaning, origins and history. In the ensuing months, feeling emotionally raw, she began to translate her grief into a visual expression of her inner turmoil. In the process she came to understand that the deepest components of friendship and its loss was simply a cycle of grief and love.

Krimmel has captured the essence of the emotional questions and vulnerabilities lingering under the surface which people go through while presenting to the world a cool exterior of normalcy. In these reflective images, we can find echoes of our own feelings whether it be in the elation of new loves or the challenges of our losses.

Other Work
The role of observer is a key to my choice of subject, whether it be for landscape, still life or for the prosaic world around me. I find myself looking primarily for relationships of form and shape and how their colours, rhythms and patterns interact. My affinity for landscape is a constant thread throughout the years, weaving through the other excursions into more mundane muses such as construction, common household objects or into purely abstract or surrealist imagery.

I am sensitive to the way light describes plant forms, and how interplaying shapes create abstract relationships. When travel-painting or painting 'plein air' my subject matter is most often about landscape".
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Distribution: Tangle and Shadow
36 in x 24 in
acrylic on canvas

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Distribution: 196
36 in x 24 in
acrylic on canvas

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Three Transformers, Shadow
20 in x 16 in
acrylic on canvas

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Yellow Tango
20 in x 16 in
acrylic on canvas

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Connections II
20 in x 16 in
acrylic on canvas

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Spectacles (triptych)
36 in x 36 in
acrylic on canvas

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Hallelujah!
36 in x 36 in
acrylic on canvas

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Connection I
36 in x 24 in
acrylic on canvas

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Distribution:Cradle
36 in x 24 in
acrylic on canvas

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White transformers
20 in x 16 in
acrylic on canvas

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Incohate: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Exploration: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Elation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Exposure: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Intimation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Love (Intimacy): Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Seperation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Grief: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Retreat: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Indignation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Low Spirits: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Gloom: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Susceptibility: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Acceptance: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 in x 24 in
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum

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Crossed
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper

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Black heart Variation
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper

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Rue Libergier, Morning
17 in x 13 in
oil on mahogany plywood

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Rue Libergier, Afternoon
17 in x 13 in
oil on mahogany plywood

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North Shore: Fast Clouds
22 in x 30 in
watercolour

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North Shore: The Lions
22 in x 30 in
watercolour

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Wash on a Green Ground
30 in x 29 in
oil on linen

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Japanese Lady on the Bus
20 in x 15 in
pastel on paper

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Geisha and Maiko
14 in x 10 in
watercolour

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The Sushi Makers
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper

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Angel
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper

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The Pink gloves
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper

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Hope (Shadows)
36 in x 36 in
oil on canvas

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Beachstones
30 in x 40 in
oil on canvas

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Angel and Her Sister
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper

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An Arrangement of Trees
22 in x 30 in
graphite and gold ink on paper

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Highway to Christina Lake
18 in x 23 in
graphite and metallic pigment inks on paper

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Dew on Branches
10 in x 11.5 in
metallic inks and color pencil on paper

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Chez Monet
24 in x 36 in
acrylic on canvas

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Three Apple Trees, Germany
7.5 in x 6.5 in
oil on mahogany plywood

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Moselle Vineyards
6.5 in x 7.5 in
oil on mahogany plywood

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Along the Moselle River
7.5 in x 6.5 in
oil on mahogany plywood

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Along the Moselle River, with wind
6.5 in x 7.5 in
oil on mahogany plywood

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Punt Boats in the Bamboo Grove
24 in x 36 in
acrylic on canvas

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Autumn Landscape II
19 in x 26 in
pastel on paper

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A Bowl of Oranges
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper

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Matsukaze Lily
18 in x 30 in
pastel on paper

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Daylillies, Susan Falk's Farm
19 in x 26 in
chalk pastel on paper

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People in my Heart
26 in x 19 in
chalk pastel on paper

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Cleome
26 in x 19 in
chalk pastel on paper

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Trees in Snow
10 in x 14 in
watercolour

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Chestnut Trees at Fort Langley
26 in x 19 in
chalk pastel on paper

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Ash Trees at Shuswap
24 in x 18 in
oil on canvas

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Winter Marsh
19 in x 15 in
oil on mahogany plywood

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Tangled Trunk
11 in x 14 in
acrylic on canvas

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Giverny: Village
24 in x 36 in
acrylic on canvas

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Alouette, Early spring I
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper

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Alouette, Early Spring II
26 in x 19 in

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Alouette, Late Afternoon
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper

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Japanese Lilies (Lycoris Radiata)
19 in x 26 in
pastel on paper

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Entangled Fir
26 in x 19 in
pastel on paper