Kim Lordier

Simplifying for Strength

Instructor: Kim Lordier Workshop
Medium: Pastel Painting 
Dates: Fall 2022 TBD
Class times: 9:00–4:00
Tuition: $750.00
Class Size: 15

Simplifying shapes and values can strengthen a painting. This workshop will emphasize composition and value patterns when working from photos and in the field. Topics to be addressed will include how to simplify what you see, how to determine what to leave out, and why it is important to simply. We will work both in the studio and, weather permitting, on location. Changes in color temperature, edge control, and atmospheric perspective will also be discussed. Kim will demonstrate her Turpenoid and pastel underpainting techniques, and there will be opportunities for discussion about many sides of the art world, from framing and exhibiting to galleries and inspiration.

The workshop will be held at nearby plein air sites. Workshop details and a Materials List will be sent upon confirmed registration. Plan on working hard and having fun!

Native to the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA, Kim Lordier combines keen observation and sensitivity to her award winning landscapes. After college, she flew with a major air carrier, turning to painting full time after the events of September 2001. In 2002 she was introduced to the art of the Early California Impressionists at the Oakland Museum, and was exposed to plein air painting as a creative means. Currently, Lordier’s paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and have been exhibited at the Autry Museum, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, National Arts Club NY, Haggin Museum, Forbes Galleries, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Irvine Museum and the Laguna Art Museum.

Her work has been showcased on the cover of Art of the West, Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in Art of the WestPleinAir MagazineFine Art Connoisseur, Western Art and Architecture, The Pastel Journal,  American Artist and The Artist Magazine. Lordier’s paintings have been published in: California Light—A Century of Landscapes by Jean Stern and Molly Siple, Art Journey America—Landscapes by North Light Publishing, and the award-winning Art of the National Parks—Historic Connections Contemporary Interpretations published by Fresco Fine Art Publications. Acknowledged by jurors and her peers, Kim has received recognition for her landscapes at major plein air events, international magazine competitions, national pastel society shows, and museum exhibitions. Most recently, Lordier received the Patrons Choice Award at Maynard Dixon Country in Mt. Carmel Utah.

To me, the ability to portray the convincing effect of true natural light is the noblest calling of a landscape painter.  Kim has earned my respect.”  –Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum

Kim is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country. Most recently demonstrated at the First and Second Annual Plein Air Convention, sponsored by PleinAir Magazine.

Waiting List — Kim Lordier