J.P. “George” Krievins
Growing up in Newton, my interest in the visual arts was inspired by the many talented and creative artists and teachers that lived, worked, and practiced in this community. I was fascinated with the concept of representing a three or four dimensional reality in static two dimensional images.
I never lost my appreciation for art, but elected to pursue a parallel career path in architecture. I returned to Newton after college, and continue to practice in the community, currently doing design/build projects for a local construction firm.
In the spring of 2015, a series of circumstances provided me with a bit more free time, paint, and studio space. I decided to explore a return to visual art, picking up where I left off years ago. I started with painting salt water, because this Kansan loves the ocean. I am intrigued by the way that water reflects time, place, and mood. Water tells stories, and a story is what makes a static image come to life.
I’ve transitioned into painting people as well, family and friends, mostly…and a few “selfies”. My goal is to keep learning, keep trying new subject matter, to keep growing.
But, there will always be a story breathing within each piece. It starts out as my story, but my hope is that you might find your own story there too.
artist’s website: jpkrievins.com