August 12, 2008 (CHAPEL HILL, NC) — Kimberly A. Alvis, an award-winning fine artist based in Chapel Hill, recently donated a 35” by 40” oil on linen painting to help raise funds for Triangle Day School in Durham.
Founded in 1991, Triangle Day School (www.triangledayschool.org) is an independent, co-ed, non-sectarian, non-profit school with a current enrollment of 200 students, including the artist’s two sons.
The painting, entitled “Horses in a Pasture,” is indicative of Kimberly Alvis’ affinity for representational art that captures “the essential beauty inherent in every object as honestly as possible,” she says. “Each painting springs from my initial impressions. However unlike most impressionists, I am unable to resist the richness in shadow and colors as I see them. I am also unable to resist the challenge of making a three-dimensional object look realistic within a two-dimensional medium. I strive to capture the form of an object as it emerges into light and express it in terms of paint.”
“Horses in a Pasture” was sold at auction during a school fundraising event.
Originally from Staten Island, New York, Kimberly Alvis graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1987 with a B. A. in Art. Since then she has studied at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, the Fechin Institute in New Mexico, The Ecole Albert Defois School in France, and The Art Students League and Parson’s School of Design in New York City.
Her work has been exhibited internationally at such venues as at The Art Students League, The Salmagundi Club and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City and the Huntsman Fine Arts Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.
Kimberly Alvis is represented locally by Sommerhill Gallery in Durham and The Little Art Gallery and Craft Collection in Raleigh. For more information and to see more of the artist’s work, visit http://www.alvisart.com.