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Kirk Parent
shelbyville , Michigan - United States
Oil Painting - Other/Misc.

I am a native of Michigan.

My creation of art has often been dormant but never dead in my life. As far back as I can remember, creating art has been the most harmless way of finding happiness.

We are all born artists, I believe that as Picasso believed it, and I also agree most of us lose that gift as we "grow up". My artistic influence in my childhood belongs to a few very important people, my Father, my Great Aunt Neva, my God Father Kirk Newman, and of course my mother who is my greatest supporter, archivist, and sometimes manager.

I find inspiration from the simple beauty of everyday things and how emotion can be conveyed through the mundane.

When I begin each piece, I allow the feel of moving paint around on the canvas to move me. Somehow the tactile feeling of paint or wood or clay translate the emotions through me to the work.

I donít typically have a carefully mapped out plan for each painting, but rather just an idea or a focal point that develops throughout the...
phone: 616-307-2815
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