Featured Artist: Albert Kline!

Afternoon Boat Wash by Albert Kline 12×16″ Watercolor

Albert (Al) Kline. His paintings contain a bit of magic. I think “Afternoon Boat Wash” is a fabulous painting. I love the movement (the water from the hose is amazing!), the bits of color, the gorgeous water and the stunning, but subtle, background.

Wow. I know you will have just as much fun as I did looking through Al’s paintings on his website. Each so wonderful! As most of you know I love a good bio. We love to know a bit about the artist, what makes them tick, etc. and Al’s bio is brilliant!

Enjoy!

See more of Al’s work via these links:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Blog  | Workshops

 

Read a bit about Albert, from his website:

In April 2017, Al Kline began his journey in watercolor painting.  Al was born to Dutch parents in the Netherlands.

Al is a self-taught artist.  As a child, I remember painting and drawing at the age of 5 and continued to exhibit artistic prowess throughout my childhood.

In elementary school, I painted a large (Chalk board sized) mural of a Christmas winter scene and I remember classes coming by to see the mural that Christmas season. My teachers were so supportive in allowing me to be creative in those early years. I do remember that distinctly. My first recollection of using watercolor was in the 3rd grade where I painted an elaborate street scene of homes just off our soccer field.

I took art through elementary and high school and even won some contests. By college, I was studying medicine and got involved in sport. My art supplies were left in some unforgotten place.

The creative passion never really dies in the artist. I channeled much of my artistic gifts into work, surgery and just about every aspect of my life.

Now 40 years later, I’ve rediscovered my lost passion of painting. I chose watercolor as my medium of expression just because it is a challenge. I’m all about challenges.

A few years ago, I started an online magazine featuring many artists that kept me in touch with some of the greatest artists of the world. And then, one day in April 2017, I bought some paints, paper and some cheap brushes and painted an apple.

I posted it to facebook . . . and Gunnar Tryggmo liked it! And so I was off . . .

I’m a surgeon by trade and born in the Netherlands. I now live in Texas, USA. I live on the coast and want to share with you my part of the world, in watercolor!  I come from a family of artists and musicians. I have written poetry, composed music.

In my travels, I have interviewed some famous artists over the years including some famous, contemporary watercolor artists such as Gunnar Tryggmo. I have even cycled with the famous Dutch oil painter, Ewoud de Groot!  My daughter is a very good artist and has given me inspiration.

I now follow and gain inspiration from a number of master watercolor artists from around the world.  I’ve also been fortunate enough to study under them.

I hope you will follow me on this exciting journey! I would be humbled if my work were to inspire another generation of artists in the exciting medium of watercolor.

Click HERE to read more about Albert – Catch you back here tomorrow!

All images/bio via AlbertKline.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.
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