KJ Wilhelm

It gives me untold pleasure trolling out-of-the-way towns, backstreets and boulevards gathering ideas
upon which to build a painting. It could be the geometry of a factory building, the shadow pattern on a disused old sign or the booth construction in a historic diner that draw my eye. Inspiration can be hiding in plain sight just waiting to be noticed. The more unexpected and obscure the better.

My process, a mix of agony and delight, begins in various ways...a sketch...painting live...a photo...a preliminary study. Paintings are made with constant consideration of light, atmosphere and mood. My final works are always completed using oil paint given its unequalled beauty, depth and quality of color.

My goal is to conjure a little magic on the canvas based on my view of a forgotten world.

Location and Contact Information

Participating Weekends
Both Weekends, June 1,2,8,9, 11am - 5pm
Artwork Price Range
$100 - $3000
Studio or Exhibition Space Address
The Sawtooth Building #11, 930 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA, USA
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, French
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