Monday, September 12, 2016

KMA3084 Expression of Fall by Denver, Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (24x24" original oil, fall, Colorado, Aspen)







Now that fall is in the air here in Colorado it is easy to be inspired by the amazing Aspen scenes with the leaves turning to their golden, yellows and orange hues. This painting has been created with lots of texture and soft line using the palette knife for texture and brushes to soften and blend the resulting colors.

Limited edition prints of this painting are available. email kit: kithmahoney@gmail.com


24"x24” unframed original oil on stretched canvas
$2800 plus $30 S&H

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

KMA3068-Brushstrokes-of-Dreams by Colorado Artist Kit H Mahoney (9x12, abstract art painting)









Here is one in my series of 9"x12" abstract paintings that I am posting for sale. If you would like a preview of the remaining series please email me and I will send images of what I will be shown in upcoming days. This series has a common color scheme and relate to one another while each is a unique one of a kind painting that stands alone. Feel free to send inquiries to me at kithmahoney@gmail.com.

9x12” unframed original acrylic on panel board
$125 plus $15 S&H

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

KMA3065 The Beginning by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (8x8 acrylic, abstract art, conceptual)


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This is a sampling of a small body of work that I have done where I am exploring creations of abstract images done on panel board with acrylics. They are non representational allowing the viewer to engage and let their imaginations soar. I will be posting the series of 9"x12" in upcoming days that are very reasonably priced and will have special pricing if you choose to purchase more than one.

I have not abandoned my representational work by any means but am expanding my horizons and satisfying my creative curiosity by allowing myself to step outside of the box.

To those of you who are not lovers of abstract works, please send me an email at kithmahoney@gmail.com so that I can put you on a list to send only my representational works.

8x8” unframed original acrylic on panel board
$75 plus $15 S&H

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

KMD3071 Pink Poppies by Colorado Contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7 oil pink poppy garden)



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Poppies still remain one of my most favorite flowers to paint. I came across these on an early morning walk last month with my dog Farley who impatiently waited as I photographed them. (He has much different preferences on our walks!)
There is nothing more invigorating than the cool, fresh spring and summer mornings with dew on all the new flowers and the abundance of new life everywhere. I think spring is my most favorite season, followed by fall which is reflected in so much of my work.

7x5” unframed original oil
$125 plus $10 S&H

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

KMD2077 Proudly Asserting by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (7x5, floral, delphinium, garden, nature, summer, flowers)








This is a colorful summer floral painted from a photograph taken in New Brunswick,Canada while attending a photography workshop. I loved the richness and lusciousness captured in the photo and fell I have translated that to this painting.

7x5” unframed original oil
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Saturday, April 16, 2016

KMD30656 Redbird by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (6x6, Cardinal, bird, nature)



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I have been busy with some really fun commissions but needed to take a break from the current one. It is in the stage of "I think I have nailed it" but need to step back and evaluate how to finish it without overworking it. Painting this little Cardinal was a great way to divert my attention and keep the creative juices flowing!
Trivia: The cardinal is the only red bird in eastern North America with a crest on top of his or her head, which rises when the bird senses danger.

6"x6" unframed original oil on canvas
$125 plus $10 S&H

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

KM3049 Twilight's Silence by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (16x12, oil, landscape,twilight, late day sunset)






My painting life has suddenly gotten busy, the name of the game in the art business. This is another study in simplified landscapes that I painted recently. Playing with simplification in my painting process is an ongoing journey for my artistic curiosity. I can't wait to get back to studying more of my landscape imagery.

16”x 12” original acrylic on stretched canvas, unframed
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

KM3043 Rounding Them Up by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (24x18 oil, western, landscape, horses cows, cowboy, Utah)









I fell in love with this romantic appearing scene on a trip to Southern Utah a few years ago. It was such fun to see a man and his horse with his herding dogs keeping the cattle in line. Not a scene we come across much anymore except in the movies. A great challenge to capture what appears to be a serene moment on canvas.

24”x 18” original oil unframed on linen
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Monday, February 8, 2016

KMA3030 Serene Moment by Colorado contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (10x8 oil textured sunset)




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As I am exploring the world of abstraction, I am studying how to create exciting landscapes with far less detail. This entails fewer brushstrokes using lots of paint, exciting colors and letting a scene tell its story using the most basic of shapes. This is one of my studies with more on the horizon. In addition to my representational works, this year promises a new enthusiasm infused into stepping out of my comfort zone.

10”x 8” original oil unframed
$125 + $10 shipping and handling

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

KMA7-2 Variation in Greens by Contemporary Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (9x12, acrylic, abstract, monochrome study)







Here is another in the monochromatic series I have done. I love the variation of similar shapes and values that I used in this piece. Here is a description of the meaning of the color green: Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment. That definition is what I hope this paining conveys.

9”x 12” original oil unframed on 1” cradle board
$85 + $25 shipping and handling

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

KMA7-1 Study in Blue by Kit Hevron Mahoney (8x8 acrylic abstract blue)

KMA7-1 Study in Blue by Kit Hevron Mahoney (8x8 acrylic abstract blue)







I am exploring the world of abstract and have created a series of monochromatic paintings on 1" high cradle boards. This is the first in the series and I really like the intuitive works that I am doing. They are definitely a challenge for me but very stimulating and exciting to play in a new arena. I did the series using stripes to create soothing and interesting compositions that I have done to keep the viewer engaged and entertained. Enjoy!

8”x 8” original oil unframed on board
$65 + $10 shipping and handling

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Friday, December 18, 2015

KM3041 Image of Eternity by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney ( landscape, 6x24, twilight, sunset, Moab)








This painting was done from an fleeting moment captured in Utah just on our way out of Dead Horse Point at days end with my dear friend Pat. I loved the way the last light just lit up a few points on the mesas before disappearing into evening. Such a magical moment to share with a good friend and now as a permanent painting in oil.

6”x 24" original oil unframed on board
$975 + $20 shipping and handling

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

KMD2333 North Park Vista by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (6x8 oil landscape North Park, CO)





It has been such a busy year that I haven't posted in months. I have been spending a lot of time experimenting with abstraction. I will start posting those in the New Year but meanwhile, here is a fun expression of a summer scene in North Park. This piece is 6"x8" with expressive, minimal brushwork.

6”x8” unframed original oil
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

KM3018 Arctic Cotton Grasses by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (48x48 landscape, cotton grasses, Canada)






This is my painting done for the "Grab Bag" show at Brushstrokes Fine Art Gallery here in Denver. We each put an object into a bag that was given to another artist at our studio. I got 3 cotton balls to interpret on canvas. After searching for images of cotton I came across an amazing photo of Arctic Cotton grasses in the Nunavut Canada Wilderness by photographer Tim Hauf who kindly gave me permission to use his amazing photograph. After researching, I found that these flowering plants grow throughout the arctic, subarctic and temperate portions of the Northern Hemisphere in acid bog habitats. Who would have thought that 3 cotton balls would lead to discovering new plants!!!! Love new adventures!

48”x 48" original oil gallery wrap unframed
$6000 + $60 shipping and handling

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

KM3008 Countryside Morning by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (11x14 oil landscape, Italy, countryside)






I had such a fun time painting this scene from the Italian countryside. I have had such good fortune to have travelled in Italy. It is one of my favorite European destinations as it is filled with amazing people, food, history and scenery.

11”x 14" original oil unframed
$1100 + $10 shipping and handling

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Join me

I just signed up for a 12 day online art class with artist Kellie Day. It is entitled Pedal to Petal Mixed Media e-course: http://kelliedayart.com/ecourse. It would be great to have anyone interested sign up and join in this fun and inspirational class. Check out Kellie's website as well. I can't wait for it to begin!
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Friday, April 10, 2015

KMA3011 Come What May by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (24x24 abstract acrylic)







I decided to step out of the box and show one of my recent abstract paintings. I have been reluctant to show my abstracts as they are so different from my representational works.
When creating my abstracts I have challenged myself to work intuitively and totally from within with no visual reference to draw from. Having painted for almost 30 years from reference this has pushed me into new places not always comfortable. So many of my abstracts have many layers of painted ideas, some of which are visible adding to the final composition. It is very difficult to know when I am finished as opposed to, for instance, a landscape painting. I hope you enjoy following my journey into the abstract as a part of my creative journey as a painter.
Of course, I will continue with my representational works and hope to see some influence in them from the abstract exploration.
I would love to hear back from you as to how you are reacting to these new pieces.
This is one of my paintings that will be showing next month in an abstract show at the Framed Image Gallery here in Denver.

24"x 24" original acrylic abstract unframed
$1200 + $40 shipping and handling

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Monday, March 23, 2015

KM3007 Singing in the Sunshine by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (16x8 landscape, floral, Crested Butte wildflowers)



This is a donation for America SCORES Denver where artists create and donate original works of art, drawing their inspiration from poetry written by third through fifth grade students in America SCORES Denver's after-school program. All artwork will be featured for auction, with all proceeds going to support programming at America SCORES Denver.
Artwork will be featured for auction at Inspired Art on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Gallery 1261 (1261 Delaware Street Denver, CO 80204)
If you are interested click here for tickets.

The painting is 16"x8" inspired from a poem written by a 3rd grader whose words are incorporated in the title.

Monday, March 9, 2015

KM3005 Lucious by Denver Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (24x36 oil, garden, poppies)



This is another commission that was painted for the new Banner Health being built in Fort Collins, CO. I am thrilled to have been commissioned to do 4 paintings for them. It is rewarding to have paintings placed where they are used to uplift.

Recently I was asked why I paint the subjects I am drawn to. After much thought I realize that my place in this world is to communicate the beauty of this world. I feel that is who I am as an artist. I have fought being a person that makes "pretty" pictures throughout my career and now realize that I want to add beauty, joy and positive energy to the world and not anything negative.

Poppy gardens and paintings are one of my signature subjects. Although we still have snow on the ground it is fun to anticipate spring being right around the corner here in Denver and all those poppies are getting ready for another season to inspire.

Monday, March 2, 2015

KMD2995 Quick Stop by Colorado contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7 oil chipmunk, animal)







How did Monday and March come around so fast? Posted here is a little chipmunk I photographed last July in the town of Gothic, outside of Crested Butte, Colorado. We were there to photographing the amazing blankets of wildflowers that cover the hills there. During a lunch break in Gothic I had to photograph this energetic little guy as he scampered around our picnic area. It is a challenge to stop action on these quick little critters who are fun to share the mountains with.

5”x7” original oil unframed
$125 + $10 shipping and handling

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

KMD2996 Night Vendor by Denver Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (6x6 oil, France, Aix en Provence, urban oil painting)




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I have not posted in months!!!! Between commissions, the holidays and just wanting to take a break from my painting life I have let my posting fall by the wayside. I am back now and setting a goal to post once or twice a week.
This scene was found while traveling in France quite a few years ago. It has been in my folder of favorite images that I have set aside to paint for quite some time. We were looking for a place to have dinner when I came across this scene as the sun was setting and evening setting in. The scene drew me in immediately as the hush of evening comes on.

6"x6" original oil unframed
$125 + $10 shipping and handling

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Friday, November 7, 2014

KMD2997 Pepper Red by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (still life 5x75x7, vegetable, pepper, red pepper)





In the last month I have taken a hiatus from painting after an incredible year of shows and commissions. I have spent the last month having great times catching up with so many friends, past and present.
I am in the process of filling the well again with new ideas for what I am going to create in the New Year. No perfectly formulated ideas yet, but stay tuned as I search for new ways to express myself on canvas.
Meanwhile, I did paint these bell peppers as they are so bright and colorful and gave me a chance to revisit the old days of painting a still life.


5"x7" original oil unframed
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

KMD2991 Iris by Denver, Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (7x5" original oil floral Iris flower)

KMD2991 
Iris

This is a painting done as a gift for someone who loves Iris. They are a beautiful 
flower that I have not painted much in the past. I love how delicate 
they are yet they are such showy flowers; growing with so many different color varieties. 
I am inspired to paint more of these beautiful marvels of nature to show in my studio here at 
Brushstrokes Fine Art Gallery in Denver.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KMA2961 Orange Zest by Colorado Contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (12x12 acrylic, abstract floral still life)



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This is another of my abstract floral still life paintings that was done as an exploration into creating paintings that have less detail but say more. It is a challenge to work mostly intuitively on these. Many of these start with some sort of reference but soon take on their own lives once I let go and let them dictate the direction. I have this painting at my Denver art gallery and studio, Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery. Now that summer is coming to an end and I finish my great commissions, I will be getting back to more of these as they indeed, do challenge me!

12"x12" original acrylic on panel board unframed
$550 + $35 shipping and handling

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

KMD2989 Wildflower Medley by Colorado contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7, oil, landscape, wildflowers)




I have another plethora of pictures from Crested Butte taken last month when the wildflowers were at their peak. Every hillside was an array of either purples or yellows and a feast for the eyes. This scene was on the road between the town of Crested Butte and the ski area. My friend Pat and I spent quite a bit of time trying to capture every square inch of this scene on our cameras!

5x7 original oil unframed
$125 plus $10 shipping and handling

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

KMA2981 Morning Prelude by Colorado contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (acrylic, 10x10, abstract landscape)






This is an exploration into abstracting a landscape using my acrylic paints on a wood panel board. I applied a texture base on it before starting to paint it. I then used many layers of paint on the texture to create some interesting effects as the brush skips over the raised portions of the texture leaving paint marks in unexpected shapes. My challenge was to create an interpretation of the landscape without a lot of definition, the old "less is more" philosophy. Once I am finished with some great commissions that I am working on, I plan to tackle more of these intuitive paintings.


10"x10" original acrylic on 1" panel board
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

KMA2974 Unfolding by Colorado fine artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (10x10, acrylic, abstract floral still life painting)



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This still life abstract painting was created using layer upon layer of acrylic on a textured 1" panel board. It was created intuitively from memories of the many pastel floral still life paintings I created in pastels years ago. This is one of the abstracts shown last month in my solo show here at Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery in Denver, CO. I used complimentary colors of blues and oranges to create a real atmosphere with the darker background enhancing the poppy like flowers flowing out of the dark vase. These intuitive paintings do challenge me after the many years of painting from my photo reference where there is an end in sight!

10"x10" original acrylic on 1" panel board
$450 + $25 shipping and handling

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