American artist Kimry Jelen paints with a textured, highly colorful style that flows freely from abstract to representational. Her creativity is sparked by her love of nature and animals—horses in particular. In a time when so many of us feel separate from the natural world, Kimry’s paintings draw viewers back to our true connectedness with nature, each other, and ourselves.
Kimry says, “For me, painting is almost like sculpting. I can feel the essence and character of the landscapes and animals. People tell me I have a knack for capturing those qualities. For me, there’s nothing better than hearing that one of my paintings has touched someone’s heart or helped them see an animal's personality.”
Kimry makes her home in a small mountain town in Oregon--painting, working with horses, and drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of her surroundings.