KLockmillerArt

Portraits in Shadow Hues inspired by music

Knoxville, Tennessee 56 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (18)

KLockmillerArt

Portraits in Shadow Hues inspired by music

Knoxville, Tennessee | 56 Sales

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Kara

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Kara

Announcement    Be sure to check out my T-Shirt Giveaway on Instagram @klockmillerart and Facebook. Two winners will be announced August 5. If you’re in Knoxville, stop by Old City Wine Bar and Maple Hall to see my solo exhibitions!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 30, 2019

Be sure to check out my T-Shirt Giveaway on Instagram @klockmillerart and Facebook. Two winners will be announced August 5. If you’re in Knoxville, stop by Old City Wine Bar and Maple Hall to see my solo exhibitions!

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About

Where do all the colors come from?

I am a chromesthete which means I see a vast array of real colors in my head when I listen to music. I like to think of it as my own personal light show.

My goal for each portrait is to let you glimpse music and musicians the way I do. The show is too beautiful not to share. There is a kinship between color and music – both can say what words can not. 
My 10+ years as a journalist and graphic artist left me with a great understanding of design principles as they relate to color.

I began painting for others in 2017 as an outlet to share all the mesmerizing colors I see as I listen to music. While I can remember the lyrics to almost any song I’ve ever heard, I am most fascinated by the people who pen them. I describe my style as painting in shadowed hues.

My musician portraits are formed by breaking down each artist into pieces of colored shadows and highlights. They come together like puzzle pieces on canvas. My color palettes vary for each artist depending on what I see as I listen to their music. I'm also greatly influenced by the time in their careers I chose to depict them.

I think Wassily Kandinsky said it best: “Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting and … stop thinking. Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to walk about into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?”

 


Shop members

  • Kara Lockmiller

    Owner, Creator, Artist

    I’m the artist and dreamer of big dreams.

  • Gabriel

    Assistant, Artist In Training, Cheerleader

    “Mommy I want to be a famous artist like you,” said our 6 yr. old son. I smiled and replied, “Mommy is an artist but I’m not famous YET.” He declared he liked my art just the same. ❤️ his heart!

  • Jacob

    Art Critic, Break Time Reminder, Advisor

    I could paint for hours on end. Jacob reminds me to stop and smell the 🌹 . He also inspires much of my creativity, and he’s always gives me his honest opinion. ❤️

  • Jaimie

    Assistant, Art Apprentice

    With an overwhelming desire to help in anyway she can, our 10-year-old daughter Jaimie is just an arms length away when it comes to creative moments. She’s always soaking in technique and lessons learned.

Production partners

  • Print-on-demand drop shipper

    Charlotte, NC

    A fulfillment, warehouse and shipping service for small online retailers.

Local

Find KLockmillerArt at the following upcoming market!

  • Gallery Display
    The Art Market Gallery
    422 S Gay St
    KNOXVILLE, TN

    Apr 28–Oct 12

    My artwork will be on display year round at Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville, TN.

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Last updated on Jul 9, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I provide gift wrapping. Please notify me if your artwork is a gift. If you’d like, I can direct mail your purchase to its recipient along with a special card from you.

Custom and personalized orders

I will help you with color palette choices and allow you make up to 5 desired changes throughout the process.

Below are some of the most common canvas sizes and prices. Of course you may chose another canvas size if these don’t meet your needs.

16”x16” $100
24”x24” $230
12”x24” $110
15”x30” $215
30”x30” $420
24”x48” $515
30”x40” $525
36”x48” $585

Delivery Packaging

I ship each painting wrapped in glassine paper. The paintings are bookended by thick foam board which also runs along all four sides and front and back. Thick plastic is used as an extra precaution against moisture. I also use corner protectors in each box. All items are insured up to the full sale price. If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Will my painting arrive ready to hang?

Yes! All of my paintings come complete with finished canvas sides so there’s no need for framing unless it’s your desire to do so. They also come with a full backing and tightly secured horizontal hanging wire. When you unpack your painting it will be ready to place on any wall of your choosing. All of my artwork is also protected by UV archival varnish which extends the life of the painting and helps prevent yellowing over time.

The painting I want to buy says it’s on display in a gallery. Will I still receive it on schedule?

Absolutely. While my paintings are often on display in various galleries and businesses, I never place them in an exhibition where I can’t remove them when they are purchased online. A displayed painting status will not affect your shipping times unless otherwise stated in the individual listing.

How do I commission a musician or personalized portrait?

We will begin by picking a color palette. If the portrait is of a musician, I will listen to their work and send you the colors I see. You can add or remove colors as you see fit. If the portrait is not of a musician, we can work on the palette based on your preferences. Then I create a listing for you. I take 50% of the total price to start and the remaining 50% before shipping. These are the most requested sizes with prices.

16”x16” $100
24”x24” $230
12”x24” $110
15”x30” $215
30”x30” $420
24”x48” $515
30”x40” $525
36”x48” $585