Our 2016 show for Kim Lordier titled “Rhythms in Nature” will open Saturday, August 6, 2016, with an artist’s reception from noon – 3pm in our gallery. Kim Lordier is our most popular contemporary artist, and our 2014 show was a huge success. Images, sizes and prices of the twenty-five new 2016 show paintings are now online and available for pre-sale. Click here to see the available Kim Lordier show paintings. From the tranquil beauty of “Whisper,” “Elkhorn Memory” and “Sultry Summer Days” to the rugged beauty of the Monterey coast in “Wild Wind Blows, Asilomar” and “Evening’s Seduction,” Kim continues to evolve and expand her mastery of the pastel medium.
Education: BFA, Illustration, Academy of Art University, San Francisco 1989
Awards and Honors: Invited to demonstrate at the Second Annual Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA, April 2013. Demonstrated at the First Annual Plein Air Convention in Red Rocks, Las Vegas, April 2012 , Presenter at the 2009, 2011 and 2013 International Association of Pastel Societies Pastel Convention, Exhibited at the California Art Club’s Gold Medal Show 2008-2013, Best of Show Award at the Pastel Society of the West Coast’s International Exhibit 2007, Selected for the Forbes Trinchera Ranch Project and Exhibit at the Forbes Galleries in New York, Artist’s Choice Award at the Napa Museum Plein Air Exhibit, Artist’s Choice Award, Sonoma Plein Air.
Teaching Experience: Leads 3 and 4 day workshops around the country
Publications: Books- Art Journey America Landscapes by Kathryn Kipp, California Light: A Century of Landscapes by Stern and Siple, Joan Irvine Smith: A California Woman’s Story by Jean Stern and Joan Irvine Smith
Magazines- Art of the West, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, PleinAir Magazine, The Pastel Journal, American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine
Kim Lordier combines keen observation and sensitivity in developing her award winning landscapes. Native to the San Francisco Bay Area and a 1989 graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Kim has been a competitive horse back rider and painted most of her life. After college, she flew with a major air carrier, turning to painting full time after the events of September 2001. Utilizing a rich palette and strong design, she captures the abstract qualities of light as it plays upon the landscape. Inspired by the early California Impressionists and Taos Society of Artists, Kim paints the western landscape of our times. Lordier’s paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and have been exhibited at the Autry Museum, National Arts Club NY, Haggin Museum, Forbes Galleries, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Irvine Museum and the Laguna Art Museum. In 2011 she was featured in and on the cover of Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in PleinAir Magazine. She has had articles in Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist and The Artist Magazine. Acknowledged by jurors and her peers, Kim has received recognition for her landscapes at major plein air events, international magazine competitions, national pastel society shows and museum exhibitions. A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country.