Just Plain Pix is a husband and wife photography and fine art team. We are dedicated to photographing all aspects of the natural world and specializes in photographing the eastern plains of Colorado. Kym’s particular joy is in showing people the beauty of the prairie. This beauty is not always evident to those who are just passing through, but to those of us who live in this area, we know that some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets are to be found here almost every day. And there is a special exquisiteness in the sunlight turning a field of wheat into countryside of molten gold. It is certainly not always attractive in the eastern plains, but she endeavors to find those special moments when the “ugly stepsister” to the photogenic Colorado Mountains has an exceptional loveliness all of its own. The vast majority of Just Plain Pix scenic landscape photography was taken from a car, or within ten feet of the road. The splendor that we find in the prairie is easily seen by anyone driving along a Colorado road. Being able to show others the beauty of her newly adopted home brings special meaning to Kym. Being able to produce beautiful images gives Kym the ability to face each new day with joy and a desire to see what beauty she can find in the next moment.
Just Plain Pix also photographs flowers from an up close and personal view that few people ever get to witness. They strive to show the incredible splendor and detail in all flowers, from the lowliest dandelion to the most complex orchid. Their floral macro photography has two different styles, both “in your face” boldness and an abstract design based on color and simplicity. Even the same flower can inspire both photographic styles. Each one gives the viewer a different feeling. Some inspire calm and peacefulness, while others produce a more powerful and forceful sort of mood.
I am also an artist who specializes in soft pastel paintings. I have been confined to a wheelchair since the age of 18 with a disease that causes chronic pain. In order to combat the daily adversity, which is part and parcel in combating a degenerative disease, I need to surround myself with positive thoughts. For me, these positive thoughts come from expressing the exquisiteness around me. From items as simple as an egg to subjects as complicated as a bucking bronco, being able to paint the loveliness around me enables me to face each day with joy and a feeling of accomplishment.
In my paintings, I try to express that allure which I see in everyday objects and scenes into a two dimensional medium. I wish to portray the importance of family, heritage and small-town life and paint scenes of these, which strike my fancy. Often they involve the local rodeos that the small towns on the eastern plains of Colorado take great pride in. To me, these hometown rodeos epitomize what is great about life in a rural small town. They are all about family and hard work. Everyone gathers to watch the participant, help them out and cheer them on.
I began to paint in pastel because the shaking that my disease causes in my hands makes using a paintbrush difficult. With a pastel in my hand, I can express on paper, the vision, which is in my mind – pastel, is a vibrant, immediate and very forgiving medium and seems to suit my needs to a tee. I am also a photographer and almost always use my photos as subjects for my paintings. I paint in a realistic style and am personally drawn to the work of Oleg Stavrowsky, Dianna Ponting, and Cindy House. I enjoy realism, because I don’t want the viewer of my paintings to have to ponder what meaning I’m trying to express. I want to bring a smile of remembrance or just plain joy in viewing a beautiful object.
I was born in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA and grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. I moved to Colorado in 1999 and very quickly fell in love with the endless prairies of the eastern part of the state. I have enjoyed drawing for my entire life, but did not become enamored with painting until my disease forced me to quit working several years ago. First I dabbled in decorative painting and then tried photography, which I still adore and practice on an almost daily basis. After wanting to complete a portrait of my first service dog, I found my true love for pastels and have not looked back since.
I have shown my work at the Gateway to the Rockies Art Show, the Golden Fine Arts Festival, Downtown Denver Arts Festival, Homestead Western Art Show, and many others. We also have work continuously hanging at a restaurant in Strasburg, Colorado.
We have become fairly proficient in the art of digital imaging. We produce our own line of gicleé prints, calendars and greeting cards. We also designed and published our own web site, www.justplainpix.com.
Just Plain Pix has artwork hanging on a continual basis in a restaurant in their hometown of Strasburg,CO. They have also had work displayed in the Gateway to the Rockies Art Show in Aurora,CO. Photographs by Just Plain Pix will be found at the following art shows/sales in 2009. Their artwork sells as prints as well as in calendars and greeting cards.
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