Karin Kempe: Artist Statement
Throughout the challenges of this past year, Karin Kempe has found painting to be a place of refuge where the beautiful and mysterious are born through chance and good fortune…where she is willing to be courageous and move beyond her stiff habits allowing color and form emerge in unique ways that she had not imagined. It’s like wiping off a mirror and discovering one’s own face, but a face not seen before. Each painting surprises, like a new flower pushing through snow and ice. It’s said that the realization of the Way is the experience of intimacy with the ten thousand things. Letting each piece grow as an open question, unplanned and unanticipated, takes Kempe in to that flow.
Image attached: Karin Kempe, Through Glass, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 36”