Artwork / 2019 / Kimberly

Kimberly, portrait by Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 inches


Kimberly’s portrait is one of eleven I painted for an upcoming book. The others are of Allyson, Bettie, Cynthia, Deloris, Heather, Jeff, Lidia, Rubynell, Sanchioni, Sarita, and Smiley. With this series, I am rediscovering my beginnings as a portrait painter. At the start of my career, I painted everyone from Portland gallery owners to Oregon public servants, and I did so without the added elements that I included in Swollen for example. It feels good to return to the directness of a simple portrait collection.

For more about Kimberly and my encounter with her, check out this blog post. You can watch the making of her portrait.

portrait of a beautiful woman
detail image