Kim Dorland is active/lives in Ontario, Alberta / Canada. Kim Dorland is known for Modernist portrait, landscape, figure, fantasy and allegory painting, heavy impasto.
Photo by Lisa Petrole (2013). Courtesy of Canadian Art (magazine).
Biography Kim Dorland
Kim Dorland BFA, MFA (1974)
A Canadian painter and sculptor, Kim Dorland was born in Wainwright, Alberta; grew up in Red Deer, Alberta (about 150 miles west of Wainwright); and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is best known for his sculptural use of impasto*. The paint is applied so thickly on many of his paintings that parts of it need to be anchored to the support with screws.
His mediums include oil, acrylic, ink, spray paint, glitter, found objects* (taxidermy, wood and string), collage*, mixed mediums and digital art*. His subjects are portraits, landscapes, figures, family, forests, camp grounds, adolescence, nostalgia, horror, dreams, animals, genre*, allegory* and social commentary. His styles include Fauvism*,
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