February 14th, 2014

We’re cheering for all the Park City and U.S. Olympians competing right now in Sochi with the arrival of this wonderful new painting from Vermont artist Rebecca Kinkead. “Flight” arrives just in time to capture the spirit of the Games. You’ll notice that the ski jumper depicted here is a female, which only compounds the timeliness of the painting: as many of you may know, this is the first year that women’s ski jumping is a sanctioned event in the Winter Olympics.

             Rebecca Kinkead, Flight, Oil on canvas, 54″ x 48″. Available at Gallery MAR.

Kinkead uses palette knives and and bright paint colors to create compositions that are rich in texture and color. She focuses most often on depicting children and animals. Currently we have a wonderful grouping of paintings of skiers, of which “Flight”, above, will be the newest addition.

“Flight” is currently in transit; we should have it in the gallery by Monday, so please stop in to see it. What a great piece to commemorate the first Women’s Ski Jumping events at the Winter Olympics! Perhaps there is a young, fearless, female ski jumper out there for whom “Flight” would be a constant source of inspiration.

– Kirsten Gill, Fine Art Consultant