Category: Portraiture

The Swing

“The Swing” Acrylic on canvas painting. 106.6×106.6cm or 42″x42″. Unframed. This painting is rather mysterious. My girls were very young then and we used to spend a lot of time at the playground whenever the day turned out nice. I also used to photograph them a lot more than they let me do now. On […]

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Jimper Sutton

Portrait of Jimper Sutton by portrait artist Marina Kim

Every year Rye celebrates Bonfire season with an event which encompasses a bonfire procession, a huge bonfire itself and an impressive fireworks display – all organised by the Rye and District Bonfire Society. The cost last year was around £10000. The moneys are raised through various events, one of which is an auction of promises. […]

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Me and My Girls

Artist Marina Kim with the portraits of her children

This February half-term we didn’t go anywhere, and while my girls were home and the light was good, I bribed them to sit for the portraits. After all, last time I painted them was at least a couple of years ago, and I never painted them from life, always from photos. Now that they are […]

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Art and Sweetcorn

Short story by Marina Kim

In September 2009 my younger daughter Alina came to my studio for an hour or two. That visit led to an illustrated short story “Art and Sweetcorn”. Here it is: Sweetcorn is hot this season. On the way to the studio I made a detour to the Farmers’ Market, but going home in the evening […]

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