Artists converge at local gallery for artwalk demonstration

(submitted photo)

(submitted photo)

Guest artist Kim Walker and gallery owner Cyndy Carstens will be featured during a “Demonstrate” Artwalk 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Carstens Fine Art Studio and Gallery.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres accompanied by live music performed by Guitarist John Calvert just outside the gallery.

Kim Walker is a Phoenix based artist whose paintings examine how beauty and inspiration can be found in the natural environment. Her paintings incorporate natural elements, which she collects during her time in nature, according to a press release.

Additionally, the back of each painting features a poem, hand written by Ms. Walker, that complements the art with her wisdom and lessons about the significance of humanity’s relationship with natural environment.

Ms. Walker received her BFA degree in Painting from Arizona State University. She is represented by five galleries, including Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue, Wash., and Renee Taylor Gallery in Sedona.

Ms. Carstens creates amazing oil paintings exploring expansive spaces, moments of stillness and faith while reinventing portrayals of the southwestern landscape.

She uses a broad spectrum of colors blending realism and abstraction, resulting in beautiful and meditative artworks, the release stated.

Her paintings “bring one to focus and reflect on an awareness of ethereal atmospheres and intimate details of nature,” Ms. Carstens said in the release.

Ms. Carstens has exhibited her work extensively across the country. Her work is represented at her own gallery, and UGallery, of San Francisco, Calif. In addition to creating and selling beautiful art, Ms. Carstens is a philanthropist donating a portion of each sale to support several local charities and cancer research.

The Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery is located at 7077 E. Main Street, No. 5 in Old Town Scottsdale. The gallery and studio are open daily, and the exhibition can be viewed during business hours.

For more information about Cyndy Carstens visit http://www.cyndycarstens.com.

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