Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
Kimberly Blackstock, a Canadian artist from Port Coquitlam, is gaining global recognition for her unique and innovative style. Her childhood experiences of constantly changing surroundings shaped her artistic vision, inspiring her to challenge perceptions and create works that invite viewers on a journey of discovery and delight.
Using unconventional painting techniques, Blackstock applies paint with her hands, rags, and a variety of tools, creating vibrant compositions with playful textures and uplifting colors. Her meticulously thought-out compositions have a carefree, unrestricted feeling that connects her to contemporary art movements.
Blackstock’s most recent work aims to evoke positive emotions. Her unique approach involves pouring thick pools of paint into curvilinear shapes that are known to elicit feelings of happiness and wholeness. By adding layers of joyful colors in repetitive patterns, the artist builds a sense of trust and familiarity with her viewers, allowing them to connect with the artwork and feel joy.
As an internationally recognized representative of Western Canadian art, Blackstock's ability to uplift and intrigue her audience through her orchestrated exploration of paint has attracted collectors worldwide. Her works have been exhibited and published in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
In my most recent work which includes an array of "happy paintings," my intentions have been to highlight the importance of reflecting on our own worthiness and the need to welcome happiness into our lives. Blackstock acknowledges that creating a collection of "happy paintings" can be challenging in a world where such a personal endeavor can prompt anxieties of inadequacy or seriousness. However, she hopes to promote transparency and candor by sharing her experiences and fostering authentic connections with her viewers, encouraging recognition of our inherent value within a society that often dictates our sense of self-worth.
This latest body of work was inspired by Blackstock's struggles with mental health and her daughter's battle with anorexia. The paintings came to fruition when the artist deliberately chose to create art that uplifted and helped maintain a positive mindset during difficult times for herself and those around her. For Blackstock, art serves as a tool for personal growth and well-being, providing an escape and a source of strength. Through these works, she aims to offer a message of hope and resilience by encouraging discussions about mental health and showcasing the transformative power of art to bring people together.