Artist's Summary - Dee Kirkham
Dee Kirkham is an award winning and inspired painter with exemplary talent in still life, figurative and plein air oil painting. She has been trained in the Old Dutch Masters style of painting with mentors such as David Leffell and Sherrie McGraw. Her plein air training has been greatly influenced by Jacqueline Kamin, Greg Kruetz, Kevin MacPherson, John Cosby, John Budicin and George Strickland as well as many others.
With her unique ability, Dee’s paintings instill the abstract realism to capture the light and shadows as well as an intriguing style that makes her paintings valued by many collectors. Under the auspices of her father, an artist, musician and published lyricist, Peter Hurd, Henriette Wyeth, Michael Wyeth and the opportunity to expand her studies at The New York Student’s Art League, Dee has achieved national recognition in numerous local and national juried art shows, solo and private exhibitions as well as corporate collections. Her current solo exhibition at Bowers Museum has been a huge success obtaining corporate and personal collectors.
Dee Kirkham is a sought after workshop instructor nationally as well as internationally. Every year Dee conducts workshops throughout the United States, Italy, France and Germany. Her inspiring teaching style gives her students the foundation to grow in their skill of establishing concepts for their paintings.
For more information on Dee Kirkham’s art collection, available paintings, awards, and workshop opportunities, please view her current gallery at www.deekirkham.com.
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society
American Women Artists- Artist With Distinction
National Oil & Acrylic Painters
California Art Club
Society of Impressionistic Artists
Women Artists of the West – Master Signature Artist
Women Artists of America
Laguna Plein Air Painters
Southern Calif. Plein Air Painters
New Mexico Plein Air Painters
Oregon Plein Air Painters
Achievements & Awards:
2016 WAOW 45th Exhibition – 2nd Place for Show & RSHanna Gallery Award
2016 Oil Painters of American National Juried Exhibition
2015 Women Artists of the West – National Juried Exhibition- Best Still Life & Floral Award
2015 American Women Artist – 25th National Juried Exhibition
2014 Women Artists of the West – National Juried Exhibition – Merit of Excellence Award
2013 Women Artists of The West – National Juried Exhibition – Merit of Excellence Award
2013 Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibit
2013 Oil Painters of America National Exhibit
Numerous other exhibitions and awards upon request