BFA 1986, Oxford Campus
Studio Art (Painting)
DISRUPTOR 17, 2020
Oil, pastel, ink and pencil on paper
18 x 18 inches
Kim McAninch, a member of the National Association of Women Artists and Women’s Caucus for Art, works in Longboat Key, Florida, and Stony Point, New York. Her background as a fabric, wallpaper, and interior designer has laid the groundwork for her unique painterly style. Through the expressive use of brush and palette knife, she conveys an emotion, a mood, and the pure joy of color. McAninch’s work offers elusive and intangible qualities to the viewer, who in turn add personal experience, giving life to her work.
I recognize that my work involves disruption as an evolutionary process, to which there is no direct path. As a result, I have become competent in the landscape and learned to trust myself and create as if there are no mistakes. But as a disruptor, success is not an immediate requirement. In each, I have found ways to incorporate information that temporarily interrupts the path of the eye. It is the painterly marks, the ones that give hints of perceived information, that I call DISRUPTORS. While some merely interrupt an otherwise quiet landscape, others are inflicted upon the view, commanding your attention.