I’d say my work is a hybrid of figurative pictorial and ‘intimiste’ portraiture… with a spotlight on today’s modern culture.

For my paintings, photographs often serve as my source material… with a focus on the mystique of that gap between life and art.

I have a passion for painting, and always starting with the shadows…somehow the image appears. I cannot say how that actually happens, nor do I have an understanding of the seduction it presents. The portraits feel empathetic and even personal.

Through my cast of characters, I aspire to portray the fleeting passions of modern life.

–Kim Dane