We will be exhibiting the work of Gloucestershire landscape painter Kim Jarvis in December to launch a series of contemporary art sales.
Kim, who lives in Stroud, is looking forward to showing 18 of her oil paintings to a new audience from December 12-17 at our Battlefield salerooms in Shrewsbury. Titled ‘Facing the Ocean’, the exhibition will focus on seascapes inspired by her visits to the islands and West Coast of Scotland and the Scilly Isles.
Her love of the British coast draws her to the wild, unkempt places where the sky, sea and land dance with light in ever-changing patterns and colours. Painting both en plein air and in her home-based studio, she is also inspired by the light, colours and landscape of the lower reaches of the River Severn through the seasons
Kim’s connection with Halls was established through head of our picture department, James Forster who organised the first exhibition of her work eight years ago.
Before becoming a full-time painter, Kim trained and worked as an architectural stained glass artist for 20 years and her works can be seen in many churches and public buildings throughout Britain.
This influence can be seen in her paintings which continue to explore the possibilities of light and colour. She regularly exhibits her work with the Royal Society of Marine Artists and The Society of Women Artists at London’s Mall Galleries.
“I paint where I want to be emotionally and try to bring something back with me to keep that feeling going,” she explained. “Hopefully, people will relate to my paintings.
“I am looking forward to the exhibition at Halls, which provides an opportunity to sell my work and elevate my profile to a wider audience. James was the first person with whom I exhibited, so it’s good to be working with him again at such an impressive company.”
James is delighted to be renewing a successful collaboration with Kim to launch contemporary art sales at Halls.
“Kim’s pedigree has been carefully developing over the last 10 years and she is very selective about where she exhibits her work,” he added. “There are two key elements to Kim’s work: colour and movement. Her paintings are the kind of work you want to see on your wall to cheer up a gloomy day.”
Kim Jarvis with James Forster from Halls with one of her seascape paintings