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Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

Jo-AnneGazo-McKimFineArt

Kingston, ON

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About Me

I am a visual artist who enjoys exploring vibrant colour, textures, contrast and light in a variety of media.

As a child, I got very excited when I received a large, brand new box of crayons for Christmas. I would take each crayon and see how the colour looked on a piece of paper. I loved doodling, drawing flowers, clowns and other designs from my imagination.

I incorporated this graphic style into my teaching as an elementary school teacher.

When I retired, I started taking courses in drawing and painting: first watercolour and then acrylics. Nature is my favourite theme. I am drawn to the works of Monet and Renoir. I try to interpret and understand the beauty that I see around me through my art.

Although frustrating at times, I enjoy solving problems in painting. I constantly question during the painting process if something is working or not. If it is not working, I wonder how can I change it. I get a lot of satisfaction when everything in my painting seems to come together.

Recently, I have been learning how to create art digitally. The one thing I really appreciate about it is that I can experiment with ideas using layers without committing myself to it until the end. I can come back at a later date and change something in my composition without having to start all over again. I tend to go back and forth between my digital and my hands on approach to creating.

I belong to a group called Brushworks that exhibits their art in the community. I volunteer at the Kingston School of Art. I have started a group called Art it Up there. Artists come to the Kingston School of Art to work with other artists on their own projects. Informal critiques and information sharing are vital parts of each three hour session.

Art has now become part of my daily life. I hope to continue to create for many years to come.

 

Spring Light by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Unfurling by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Days Gone By by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Misty Morning Surprise by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Blue Light Blooms by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Romantic Drama by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Spirals by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Doors of Santa Fe 01 by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Statues in the Desert by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Surreal Sunset by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Falling Streams by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Sunset Silhouette by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Springtime in Perth by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Desert Glow by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Winter in Martello Alley by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Vintage Beauty by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Summer Expression by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Phantom Blooms by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Bursting With Joy by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

In the Midnight Hour by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Outdoor market by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Our Secret Garden by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

A Clear Path by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Blue Christmas by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Sand Christmas by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Flowering Watercolour by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Out of the Blue by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Jill Frost by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Hefty Haul by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Autumn Pendants by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Country Drive by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Lively Pumpkins by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Autumn's Ballet by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Electric Pumkins by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

The Anemone Teal Affect by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

The Anemone Affect by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Dramatic Sunflower by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Flight Taking Form by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Prickly Pods by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Autumn Glow by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Aerial Dance by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Night Flight by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

A Worn Beauty by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Dandy Lion by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Spray Bomb Bloom by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Glazed in Ice by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Above the Clouds by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim

 

Exotic Bloom by Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim