Contemporary Canadian painting

Kim Atlin - paintings


Oil on canvas 40x60”
Studies in line and form - classic pink 18x18
Tropical dreams 9
Where the lines are drawn - pinwheel
Cherry beach variation 2


Art for groceries Crisp afternoon 7
Art for groceries- Crisp afternoon 11


The way we interact with our environment influences the way we see things and frame the things we see. We take insubstantial, fragmented images and fill them out to make complete narratives.

It is this tension between the negative space, what is withheld from the frame of the painting and what is suggested that engages the viewer in a conversation with my work. I am showing part of a picture or world which exists beyond the realm of the canvas in the mind of the viewer. This conversation between the viewer and the painting, between description and abstraction is the most vital element of my painting.


Seems like a time for tropical dreams. The days are getting shorter and feeling greyer. I think it’s that mist in the air that seems to linger on days like these .

We’ve had a lovely extended stretch of warm weather but as immortalized by ‘game of thrones’ , winter is coming.

This tropical dream is 36x18”

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I’ve been 👀 at this piece a bunch lately as it’s being considered for a book cover . It looks rather like my garden right now but the satellite discs in the background are gone.

It’s called Urban Web from my Studies in line and form series , is 48x40” and is available @bugeramathesongallery

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A new 48x60” piece underway in the studio. Building up layers , hoping not to lose the luminance.

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