imkirkwood artist

I create visual narratives with my fine art drawings and computer prints


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Some Control

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on October 22, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

                                                                                                   Some Control


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I was on a Ted Talk...sort of

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on October 7, 2013 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I was on a Ted Talk...sort of


The Ted Talk is an intellectual gathering of Thinkers, scientist,educators, or an ordinary Joe whose thought of something so cutting edge simple that it deserves to be made known. The Ted Talks have a site And on the site is an area where the conversations started by the talks can continue; or you can start your own conversation. Awhile back on the Ted Talk ...

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Value of a name

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on September 6, 2011 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                  Is an artist made or born?

                My mom had eleven brothers and four sisters. Her own mother died when she...

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Loss and gain:Rice the dog as subject

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on May 22, 2011 at 11:49 AM Comments comments (0)

          Last summer our puppy Dot was hit by a car and died. It was a terrible time and I couldn't bring myself to talk about it. She was frisky and loved to play.Wow it's hard even now to type about what happened to her.  

          In November we got another puppy, Rice. Both dogs pit bulls, both blonde and beautiful, and with totally different personalities. ...

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Pencil Sketch

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on April 24, 2011 at 10:42 AM Comments comments (0)

              It is the drama I love. Being able to translate  emotion into a recognizable visual image is  my aim when drawing my visual narratives.

          I love drawing children because they have not learned how to hide the intensity

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More crumpled leaves and circle drawings

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on April 14, 2011 at 8:04 PM Comments comments (0)

    I am loving drawing these circles and crumbled leaves with a computer drawn  sky.

And I am playing with simple bright colors!

circles and crumbled leaves pencil drawings & computer process

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on April 2, 2011 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

   I am thankful to have survived March 2011. I have spent most of the month coughing, hawking and spitting; or in agony from toothaches, and finally from a touch of food poisoning- I'm very happy that my wish for death several days in March did not happen.

  In spite of the misery I went through I still drew something everyday. Mostly crumpled leaves and circles. I use mechanical pencils 0.5 and 0.3, hb b and 2b. I buy lots of the 0.3 lead pieces because I have a tendenc...

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My series Magical Thinking-hope

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on December 24, 2010 at 8:01 AM Comments comments (0)

         I have noticed a glaze look come over some peoples eyes when I explain my concept for the drawing series I have been working on for the last couple of years. But when I allow someone to read my artist statement or any writing I might do in regards to my project they appear to"'get it".


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Carnival Splender Cruise there was no spam

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on November 16, 2010 at 8:19 PM Comments comments (0)


              The   news is what happens, not how it plays on a slow news week....

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I was prejudice, I see that now

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on September 1, 2010 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

       It is amazing how you can live for more than half a century and still wake up one morning to discover something about yourself that you never ever suspected.




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