Kyle Rehm has been painting for over 35 years. He won a 4 year scholarship to MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art & Design) in 1985, but was unable to use it. This didn’t stop him from pursuing what he’d already committed to. At 17 he had the idea to create work that would be a one on one collaboration with the viewer. To create a more personal and intimate experience. He wanted the work to reflect differently with each member of the audience, like music. Music isn’t easily described or interpreted, yet everyone has a deeply intimate attraction to it, because of the imagination. Kyle wanted to create this experience in his work. To do this it had to incorporate all the ideas of art into one form. His idea was Imaginism, and the simple definition was this; Imagination delineates art through interpretation. This gave the viewer complete control of interpretation. In order to do this he had to create works that were enigmatically ambiguous, and yet welcomed the imagination in an intriguing way. He achieved this by his use of the line. This allowed the imagination an overwhelming number of possibilities. By doing so it also gave each viewer room to find a uniquely authentic interpretation that would evolve and change, and become more and more personal with time.
Amy O’Hearn is a New Orleans, Louisiana artist who works from her home studio. Amy uses a meditative and intuitive approach in her paintings. She thrives on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before starting to paint, she simply clears her mind and lets the colors and the brush take her away. Amy finds it very fulfilling when other people interpret her art, noticing things she hadn’t intended. She often names her paintings after the visions others see.
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I’m Amy O’Hearn, a New Orleans artist who works from home. Art has saved my soul. For years, I felt I had no inspiration, I was restrained by a rigid job and completely drained every day. Until I started painting. Through a meditative and intuitive approach, I have ignited my passion and unleashed my creativity. I thrive on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before I start to paint, I clear my mind and let the colors and the brush take me away. I find it very fulfilling when other people interpret my art, noticing things I haven’t. When possible, I like to name my paintings after the visions others see.