Featured Artist… Thomas Jefferson Kitts!

"The Tin Shed" by Thomas Jefferson Kitts Image: Thomas Jefferson Kitts Facebook
“The Tin Shed” by Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Image: Thomas Jefferson Kitts Facebook

Fabulous, right? The colors, THE BRUSHSTROKES! The looseness of it all… I’m not the only one that thinks this is one nice painting…

“The Tin Roof”, 8 x 16″, oil on mounted canvas, was juried into the American Impressionist Society’s 14th Annual National Show. Woo hoo!

I’m excited to say that the American Impressionist Society‘s exhibition will be held at the M Gallery of Fine Art in Charleston this October! Click HERE for more info, including a list of artists!

Here’s a little blip about the painting from the artist…

This painting was executed inside 40 minutes one evening late last August after driving around on the East side of Mt Hood, frantically watching the light fade. I didn’t have much hope for a strong finish when I set up but then the sun dropped behind the trees and dappled the roof in a lovely way. You never know what your subject will do, or even be until you actually start working. Which is why each painting starts off as a mystery to me.

The Tin Roof is a personal favorite of mine from last year so I am pleased to see it recognized in this way.

If you aren’t familiar with this artist’s work… his website is a treat! He also has a Facebook page “Thomas Jefferson Kitts – Impressionism + Realism” that you can “Like”.

Here’s a blip about Thomas from his website:

Thomas lives in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1984, after which he returned home to paint en plein air in the Pacific Northwest and California. (Picture of him left shows Thomas painting the Californian coastline somewhere south of Carmel.) Thomas is an active member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, the California Art Club, the Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society. He travels extensively and maintains an active and distinguished exhibition history – one which includes the Laguna Art Museum, the Maritime Museum of Curacao, the Academy Museum of Easton, Oil Painters of America National & Regional Exhibitions, Arts for the Parks Top 100, and three New York Art Expos. Thomas has been commissioned by such prestigious entities as the Publix Corporation, the Mariott Corporation, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and the Kaiser-Permanente Collection. His work is collected throughout North America. For more information on Thomas Kitts, read his bio.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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