Portland artist, Kim Osgood creates vibrant monotypes depicting nature and home. Her lively compositions incorporate birds, plants, flowers, fruit, books and architecture. A lover of travel, Osgood seeks out new surroundings as inspiration and brings back ideas that take shape as visual diaries. Intuitively, she begins by laying out a composition developing her monotypes with oil-based paints, which are then offset as a one-of-a-kind print. This creative process is continuous until the work is completed. This process results in a glimpse into the artist’s inner psyche. For this exhibition she is creating monotypes on an even larger scale.
Kim Osgood studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited her work since the mid 80s beginning with the Portland Center for the Visual Arts and including the Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum; PICA; Washington State University, Pullman; and Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR. Her work is well collected and in such collections as Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR; Meyer Memorial Trust, Portland, OR; MOMO International, New York; Oregon History Center, Portland; and The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Portland Art Museum, OR.