Kim Ran­dleas

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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”

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