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Artist Kim Taggart


An example of fine art by Kim Taggart

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://KimTaggartsArt.com

  • Year Born: 1963

  • Kim Taggart captures Intense graphite landscapes of Kansas Plains and skies.

  • Represents untroubled horizons in raw, unprocessed black and white.

  • I'm a fan of modern American art - Precisionist-style, especailly Charles Sheeler

  • Price Range: $800.00 - $2,400.00

  • More info on Kim Taggart's FASO Connect profile






The Artist Says:


After many years of computer design, I yearn for the "art" of art, returning to an old love of drawing. This is where I began my tagline, Raw, Unprocessed Art.




Biography


Although her early years' training began in charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, and oil paint, Kim has an enthusiasm for graphite medium above all. As a student at Kansas State University, her Senior Show included pastel and graphite works of art. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Kim's pursuits led her to graphic design using learned skills in art directing. Her passion for fine art continued throughout the years as she received commissioned art opportunities, including murals in homes and businesses.
Her discoveries of new graphite tools led her to take pencil to a whole new level, defined as “Extreme Graphite.” She developed a technique of smooth, precisionist saturation of tones influenced by Charles Sheeler’s drawings and other modern American artists from the late 1920s and 1930s, including women artists like Mable Dwight. Using loose graphite applied with a brush, erasers model subtle delineation in delicate values. Compositions take form when graphite sticks create contrasting shapes, and small paint brushes soften edges as if painted. 
 
As a native Kansan, her fascination with a Midwest sky and rural scenes inspired her art. Attending Kansas State University in Manhattan introduced her to the graceful Flint Hills, and she’s still exploring them. Although experiencing this enchanted landscape in person is advised, Kim represents it in energetic black and white tones, challenging the viewer to interpret a sunrise or storm without the element of color. With her Kansas heritage—and the fact her last name ends with “art”— it seems only natural that she has come to celebrate the Midwest’s beauty through her work. To honor her good fortune, she brands her fine art with the TAGG art logo mark.
 
Kim's work is represented by Eva Reynolds Fine Art in Overland Park, KS, and Strecker Nelson West Gallery in Manhattan, KS.
BoldBrush February 2020 Finalist, The Valley of [...]

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