Native to the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, pastel artist Kim Lordier’s landscapes combine keen sensitivity to quality of light and masterful use of color. She’s happy in all the varied landscapes of her native state, from the coast to the valleys, to the desert and the mountains. She sometimes joins Paul Kratter’s “Granite Group” on its annual summer High Sierra painting trips. With honors that include being a Signature Member of the California Art Club, Kim’s paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and have been exhibited at the Autry Museum, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, National Arts Club NY, Haggin Museum, Forbes Galleries, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Irvine Museum and the Laguna Art Museum.
“To me, the ability to portray the convincing effect of true natural light is the noblest calling of a landscape painter. Kim has earned my respect.” –Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum
Among Flaxen Hills
2017. Pastel on paper, 11″ x 14.” Framed in No. 403 CV—3” in quartersawn white oak (Weathered Oak stain), with a pale gold slip. $3,300.
2008 and 2017. Pastel on paper, 12″ x 24.” Framed in carved Compound Mitered frame No. 2.1 CV—2 3/8” + Cap No. 1 CV—3/4″. In quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with gilt liner.
Variation on a Theme, Lake Tahoe
2017. Pastel on paper, 24″ x 18″. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 2.3 CV + Cap 326 CV — 3-3/4″ total width. In quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with gilt slip. $6,700.
Gold Country Tapestry
2017. Pastel on paper, 11″ x 14″. Framed in Compound Mitered Frame No. 2.4 CV—2 1/4” + Cap 400 CV, in quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain), with gilt slip. $3,275.
Lupine in the Mist
2017. Pastel, 8″ x 16″. Framed in 3″ custom carved slope in walnut (Nut Brown) with gilt slip. $3,000.