John Harris Gallery is excited to present the first show of a "new" artist: Kimberly Furnell. Kimberly was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She has a BA with Distinction from Vancouver Island University, where she studied Visual Arts and English Literature. Her art is heavily influenced by the mystics, alchemy, and Middle English. Kimberly calls Nanaimo home and lives in a 100 year old Craftsman named Aisling Cottage where for the last several years she has focused on raising her children. She spends her days (& nights and weekends) making large and small scale abstract art pieces, which she sells online and out of her studio. You can find a body of Kimberly's work on Instagram @kimberlyfurnellart.

Our opening reception for Kimberly's work is Thursday, October 18th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. John Harris Gallery is 115 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo, B.C.

John Harris Gallery

"I'm not who you think you are"
Acrylic on panel
20 inches X 16 inches

Artist Statement

My abstracts are an attempt to express the ineffable in acrylic. Who we are, our emotions, and our interconnectivity with one another.

Through paint I express not only my own feelings but also the feelings between myself and others, and the emotions of being human in this world. I seek also to express that which is outside of us and connecting us to the infinite. This space between what we can perceive with our five senses - and what is beyond our perceptions - is what I work to bring into being through art.

Lastly, more than the art itself is the communion between the art and the viewer. This itself is the last and final layer - the emotion and intuition and thought each painting provokes. The work comes full circle and culminates in this shared experience.