Kim Norlien Framed Open Edition Canvas :"Moonlight Bay"Item #: KNOR-15
Artist: Kim Norlien
Title: Moonlight Bay
Size: With Frame 12" x 20"
About the Artist: Each Norlien painting is painstakingly researched to ensure that every detail – whether it be architecture, landscape, or wildlife – is captured precisely as it would be found in Mother Nature’s domain. Painting predominately in acrylics, Mr. Norlien complements his technical detail with skillful interplay of light and shadow. The result is subtle, yet powerful – vibrant, lifelike, compelling. Kim Norlien was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and spent his childhood summers up at the lake with his grandparents and extended family in rural Minnesota. Mr. Norlien’s interest in art began after high school when he enrolled in the commercial art program at Minneapolis Technical College. Mr. Norlien spent eight years working as a commercial artist for Honeywell, followed by nine years as a commercial freelance illustrator. Kim Norlien’s work for national companies such as General Mills, Sam Goody, 3M, Carlson Companies, and others, won him awards and national recognition and further developed his skill and painting techniques. Mr. Norlien’s passion for his art is only exceeded by his faith in God and his love for his family and friends. He has been married for twenty-six years to his high school sweetheart, Lori. The have four children; Bryan, Andy, Rachel, and Katie. A committed Christian, Mr. Norlien believes all of creation is a reflection of God’s glory. His artistic passion is to encourage and uplift his art collectors by creating scenes of beauty filled with peace and tranquility. Mr. Norlien also hopes to create art of lasting quality by pursuing excellence in composition, color, and rendering. Currently, thirty-five of his original paintings have been published as print and canvas reproductions, along with many other gift items. It is his hope and prayer that his artwork will continue to be a source of encouragement to others.
About the Edition: Kim Norlien creates a magnificent scene from his remembrance of an adventurous canoe trip with his daughter, Rachel. Kim and Rachel enjoyed many relaxing evenings around the campfire on their trip. Every night, before they went to sleep, they always remembered to hang their food pack in the trees.
Early one morning, while Kim was shooting photography across the bay and Rachel was resting in the tent, their good habits were tested. Two bears wandered into their campsite in search of food. The bears quickly left, and Rachel was very brave. The emotions of fear and excitement that came over both of them inspired Kim to paint this painting for his daughter, Rachel Anna Norlien.