Lines In Nature: Kimberley Laspa

Kimberley creates dark silhouettes outlining colourful landscapes inspired by local scenery or captured through the artist's travels. The artist paints what she sees in nature.


The must-see exhibit runs from March 30 to April 30 in the Joyner Gallery. All are welcome to the opening reception on April 2nd, from 2-4 pm. Remarks at approximately 2:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Artist's Statement
I get my inspiration from the nature around me, in my travels, the escarpment and from other artists. When I create my abstract versions of nature, my focus is on line, shape and colour. I transfer my drawings to the canvas, choosing just the right size and orientation to suit. I don't always have a plan for the colours immediately. It comes to me. I usually put down two coats for good opaqueness. Outlining the shapes in black brings out the vibrancy of the colours. Painting is such a joyful, creative outlet for me. As long as I have new ideas I will put them on canvas. It gives me great satisfaction to exhibit my work, knowing that others may enjoy what they see, whatever that is. Often, two people will see quite different things in my work and that is the fun part of creating abstract paintings.