Size: 24"W x 36"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I have done a series of shattered image self portraits... My first one was small, on paper, in an acrylic watercolor wash. It was bought by a special education teacher. That particular painting appeared on the cover of TheArtOfAutism book. My second shattered image painting was a much larger scale, acrylic on canvas, and appeared in the book Been There, Done That, try This! This painting shown here was shown at Lesley College in Cambridge. It was inspired by what communication impairment feels like and also by a broken mirror I spotted behind a fence at a flea market in 2006, on a road trip to Rochester after the death of my spouse.
Sometimes I work with collage or decoupage. I enjoy cutting pictures from various sources and also collecting puzzle pieces in colors I like. I use these images to make integrated unusual art pieces by adhering them to canvas. Sometimes I will paint on the collages. Mostly though, I use acrylics. Being sensitive to smells, I love the buttery resonance of oils but I cannot bear to use turpentine so acrylics are my choice and this is what I use most often in my paintings. I have dabbled in woodcarving, mosaics (love the texture of grout!), quilling, (which is gluing thin paper strips onto a surface after rolling them into designs) and many other forms of art expression.
My name is Kimberly Gerry Tucker. I am a Vango artist. I urge you to check out Sunset, a brilliant painting by a very talented up and coming 9 year old named Jaden which he is selling in my name. It SOLD. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. I would love to work with you on a commissioned piece with your color preferences, photos, emotions, ideas, etc. My art has appeared in several books and on the cover of a few as well. My passion is landscape. I especially like winter with its blues and white. I've been selling in galleries since 2005 in Small Space Gallery New Haven, Oregon, Rhode Island, Boston, Lee Good Purpose Gallery Massachusetts, Cambridge, and other New England towns. As an autistic artist, painting is more than putting color in the right places. It's meditation. For me painting is an alternative communication. I'm also an author, I wrote Under The Banana Moon, living, loving, loss and aspergers/selective mutism. I love creating puzzle piece paintings, by gluing them into designs I create. This is meticulous and takes hours upon hours of work. I love it! Each and every art I make is done with peace and good energies.