I am planning to retire…not from expressing my feelings through the arts, but from the business of selling limited editions of some of my paintings as giclée prints. I remember when my website first started—it was exciting, yet complicated. At that time I was trying to prove to the vultures at the State Tax Board that part of my art could become a business. As you know, I rarely sold my originals, as they are like my children, wanting them to live on and be seen forever at the Butler Museum of American Art after my passing.
Thanks to the invaluable help of my dear friend, Hannah West, my website has become so much more than just a business. It has given me the opportunity to get to know you—and you to know me. Your appreciation has inspired me beyond words. It has given me the boost I needed to keep on painting my feelings.
Please forgive me if you are among those disappointed that my giclée prints are no longer available for purchase. My new year’s goal is to cut back on all activities that complicate and obligate the time I have left here on Earth. My desire is to simplify my life…to be free to wonder and wander wherever my precious path—and my horse—lead me.
I will still try to keep my website going so that you can see all my new paintings and poems as they happen. Also, my book, “KIM NOVAK: HER ART AND LIFE” will still be available and sold through the Butler Museum, which owns all the rights and profits. (You can find the signed copy here and the unsigned copy here.)
It has TRULY been an honor to share my journey with you!
While this has been a strange and difficult time of loss in my life, art has been my savior. I want to share some of my paintings that have kept me going since losing my soul mate.
I am so pleased to share my new book, “Kim Novak: Her Art and Life,” with you! It is the book I’ve always wanted to write. Click here to purchase it on the website of the Butler Institute of American Art. Enjoy!
I’m not ready to offer prints at this time, but I wanted you to be able to see “We Can Get Through This Together.” Please click the small image on your right to view a large version so you can see the details.
“I feel like staying around on this earth for a while longer. So please wear a mask…if not for YOU, then for ME!”
I thought you might enjoy seeing a video of last minute preparations for my Retrospective at the Butler Art Museum. My good friend, Linda Solomon, sent it last week for the one year anniversary of the exhibition. You will have a chance to see some of my never exhibited early artworks — including a large oil painting of my Sis!
I’m pleased to be able to share this with you.
PS: Be sure and look for the beautiful scarf with my painting, “If Only,” on it. Linda had it specially made for the exhibit!
When you click the link below, the video will play in a new tab in your browser.