ARTIST OF THE WEEK Kimberly Ceccarelli painting in her home studio.
This is the second time I have photographed Kim while she painted. The first was in a sunflower field near Yellow Springs. Kim was set up in the middle of the field with a table a chair and an easel.
“I do a lot of painting outdoors” she told me “and I’m constantly surprised by the people I meet. Folks watch me paint for a while and then they start telling me their life story. I almost feel like a therapist sometimes.”
I asked Kim how long she has been painting. “Well I’ve loved art for a long time but I’ve only been painting seriously for about ten years. I remember my high school art teacher saying she was disappointed I studied nursing in college instead of art. But now I’m retired from nursing and spend lots of time making art. I’ve also taken quite a few painting classes since I retired. Recently I’ve been working with Susan Porges in Cleveland.”
“I like to work on several pieces at the same time, so I have three separate painting places here in this studio. I do quite a few portraits on a commission basis, and I also enjoy still lifes and landscapes. I even do some abstract pieces, like the one I’m painting here. Ten of my pieces are currently on display at Basil’s On Market – Dayton, OH.”