Whether she’s painting landscapes of Utah’s Wasatch Front or figures against the broad expanse of the ocean or a field of snow, Patty Kimball embues her paintings with a sense of frozen energy: the paint in her still compositions seem as if they are just on the verge of bursting from the canvas. She creates these paintings in an idyllic setting, her studio tucked into a wooded area in the Salt Lake Valley’s Holladay neighborhood. Since Kimball’s newest paintings will be on exhibit at Salt Lake’s Phillips Gallery beginning October 19th, Portia Snow went to see where they are created, and brought back this photo essay of the space.
Portia Snow is a photographer living in Salt Lake City with her husband and nine-year-old daughter. She loves capturing moments and surprises that hide in the spaces between.