Kim Randleas grew up in a one-stoplight town with a population of 1,800. She still lives there today. After getting married, she began a career as a restauranteur, later selling the business after 12 years. With the selling of the restaurant, Randleas was given time to spend with her children, read by the fire, dig in the garden and, three years later, time to paint
“In the spring of 2014 I bought a few canvases and some acrylic paint. I wanted to paint some large abstract paintings for our house. I was hooked,” she says. Soon after, she began painting in oil, and began figurative painting. “Always looking for ways to increase the excitement of my work, I have recently begun painting on copper panels. As it turns out, the reflective quality and color of the copper are a terrific complement to a person’s skin tones.”
Randleas’ work will be on view in Coeur d’alene Galleries’ September Miniatures by the Lake show and sale.
Cole Brings Plenty, oil on copper, 15 x 10"
Blue Eyed Baby Girl, oil on copper, 10 x 8”