Feature Articles

June Issue 2002

Coleman Fine Art in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Kim Weiland

As young students in Rome, Kim Weiland and Mary Whyte often painted together in the glorious Italian capital. After art school, life took the artists in different directions, until 28 years later, when Weiland walked into Coleman Fine Art in Charleston, SC, with his portfolio containing luminous watercolors of the ever-changing coastal waterways. Now an accomplished painter living in Ocean City, NJ, Weiland combines a mature classic painting style with his passion for ships and sailing. Coleman Fine Art will be featuring Weiland's works through June 30, 2002.

Weiland's desire to paint surfaced at an early age where with the support and encouragement from his parents led to private study with local artist Anthony Trezza, and further instruction with Pat Witt, a South Jersey Painter. He studied at the Tyler College of Art, with Mary Whyte. In June of 1976, graduating from Tyler with a BFA, he relocated to Ocean City. Here the serene influences of the coast soon found a stronghold in his style and subject matter.

Weiland works almost exclusively in watercolor because the transparent qualities of the medium respond well to his study of color and light. The subject of the sea is a dominating influence in his work as the scope of his painting tells the ever-changing story of the East coast

"My paintings, watercolors and oils reflect many things: The last thirty years of a love affair with God's ocean and everything near it. After many long years, these are rewarding times for me as a painter. The years of persistence and perseverance have led me closer to my goal. I have come to understand that with the mark in sight, sometimes it is better to tack and sail with the breeze than to paint upwind hopelessly," states Weiland.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, contact Rebecca Ansert, Gallery Director at 843/853-7000, email (info@colemanfineart.com), or on the web at (www colemanfineart.com).

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