Kimberly Skillin Traina

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219 Eddy Road
Edgecomb, ME 04556

I have a passionate love affair with color...intense, pure, brilliant color. Painting with soft pastels allows me to work with my fingers mixing pure pigment on paper, layering colors, feeling the medium as the magic of the moment unfolds. Studying the color of light fascinates me, its ability to transform the ordinary, evoke memories, moods and emotions. I am drawn to capture the essence of those moments, which to me, inspire joy, serenity, power, calm, delight, gratitude. Art, like life, is a work in progress, each piece I create is a study for the next, building intuition and trust. If I’m not painting “en plein-aire,” I start with a photograph I have taken, but the end result is always it’s own story. I hang my pastels in my studio for months, picking them up to add a color, or change a shape until the story that wants to be told is complete. Painting reminds me I have a choice of how I look at things. My creativity keeps me connected and focused, living in the moment. As an artist, it is my hope to ignite a spark, stimulate a response, and convey my passion for this beautiful place I call home.