Kim's Passion Makes a Lasting impression, Motivating people to Believe and Transform.Paint Nite requested that I send them my Art Portfolio because they are interested in my experience to help them out, so I wrote up my artist statement and had my daughter create a portfolio on the web so I can upload my art work there. Here is my statement and the website for fun!
ARTIST STATEMENT http://kgroshek.weebly.com/
My Vision and Passion Makes a Lasting impression, Motivating people to believe and transform. Since I was little, I've always been fascinated by how people tick, wondering why people do what they do. I imagine their story as I take long walks outside in nature. I love smelling the flowers, while watching the clouds form different shapes in the sky. I would write stories about it, sketch pictures in my notebook. From the beginning, the process of transforming a blank white paper into a vibrant picture struck me as magical. And, over the years, the magical process led me from sketching to painting stories.
Creating integral stories about people, sharing their background and experiences; and putting the pieces together on paper fills me with a sense of accomplishment and happiness. This has proven to be a good way for me to share my stories in a way that people can relate. With each piece of works, whether it is a published story, a play I produced or a painting on canvas, I try to convey my life expression through color and story.
Recently I discovered some childhood drawings: they were simple, crayoned patchworks that resonate with my paintings and stories. This inspired me to get out my canvas, pick up my brushes again. I love the mystery of how the painting process works. The product I develop are rich landscapes and portraits explored through the lens of vibrant colors, patterns, and textures, pieced together and captivated by the story before me.