Monday, September 28, 2009

"The aim of art... to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." ~Aristotle

Kim Ensch's gorgeous floral paintings seem at first to be just simple studies of various flowers. But if you look a bit deeper, so much more is revealed. She's telling stories through her flowers, through the colors, the composition and the mood she creates.

For my 30th birthday Kim made the beautiful drawing above for me. It's very small, probably 3"x5", but Purple Coneflowers crowd the frame with so much energy and life. It's one of my favorites! I thought I'd share Kim's website- and Etsy shop-

Kim is participating in the ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids, MI where visitors vote for their favorite artist. The event goes September 23 - October 10 2009. Check out Kim's work at The Open Concept Gallery - 50 Louis St. NW in Grand Rapids.