Kip Decker
Anderson, South Carolina

Kip Decker boasts more than 40 years of experience with acrylic paint. His images come from places he has lived — everywhere from Arizona to Oregon to Colorado. He finds inspiration in nature and admires the work of Post Impressionist artists. He likes to think of his artwork as “lyrical expressionism.” Kip currently lives across the street from a small lake in Georgia where he enjoys watching the birds.

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commentsCloud Shadows on Fields
J Dzamba purchased this artwork. 11/1/2016 | 9:55 AM

We love our new painting! The colors are vibrant and a perfect fit to our Dining Room. I only wish we had another one that matched to make it a diptych.

Kip Decker 12/24/2013 | 11:52 AM

Great! I am glad that the painting found a great home. Merry Christmas! Kip Decker

commentsBarns On A Hill
EG purchased this artwork. 12/24/2013 | 11:34 AM

I feel happy and peaceful when I look at this painting on our wall. It is in the eating area of our kitchen where it adds beautiful vibrant color to the room. A wonderful addition to one of the places in which we spend most of our time in our home! Thank you!

Kip Decker 9/14/2013 | 4:21 AM

Anita - I am so glad you enjoy the painting! The painting just seemed to come together. Currently I do not have a Westie. I have friends who have two. Most of my friends have dogs - and I am captivated by all of them. At the present time I have a black Scottie. As my vet said - you do not see many of these guys anymore. Thanks for commenting.

commentsLord of the Manor
A Grossman 9/13/2013 | 9:42 PM

KIp, "Two Westies" just arrived at my home this evening and I had to tell you that you captured them beautifully! I have two of my own and so this is an especially important painting for me. (Do you happen to own Westies?). Your wonderful choice of rich colors really made the pair pop; a feat not easily accomplished with little white dogs. Thank you for this creation! Anita, Columbai, SC P.S. I love your new painting of the schnauzer!

Kip Decker 12/15/2012 | 7:35 PM

This autumn I have started painting a series of autumn color paintings. Maybe it is because I am getting older and I can see how fleeting time is. When you look at the very few days the trees really are dressed in their rich color splendor - it reminds me of many things. At any rate - I am trying to capture the too few days of real glory. One of the things I do remember though is when my father passed away - it was real blow to me. He was a writer - and a wonderful dad. When considering my career choice and it was between writing and art - he told me to be an artist. "It is easier" he said. I can remember him doing about three paintings. I wonder about that sometimes. And at this point I always choose to remember him when he was a middle aged man full of life and vigor. When I see trees dressed out in their splendor - that seems to be the moment I like to remember and celebrate them. With their rich colors - it truly is a time of celebration. This is what I

Kip Decker 12/7/2012 | 7:07 PM

Thanks Janet - Kip Decker

commentsSunlight On The Meadow
Jwoodrome 12/7/2012 | 6:34 PM

I put this piece on my Pinterest board, Lovely Colors. It is breathtaking -- what awesome work with colors, Janet Woodrome, Austin, Texas

Kip Decker 9/14/2012 | 5:55 AM

Candice - Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad to have "Sailing Grace" bring enjoyment to your life. Best wishes - Kip Decker

C Hubbard 9/13/2012 | 6:40 PM

"Sailing Grace" is now hung in my house. Your three sail boats light up the room. I think you have a great ability to combine simplicity with beautiful colors and abundance of light. I love your work. Thank you.

R Gledhill 7/19/2012 | 9:47 PM

your works are truly amazing it is as if you have been painting the south shore coast past Boston. I have seen those colors,and felt those grasses been under those skies. the shapes. your art isn't lyrical it's as we see nature every day. Someday I will have your works around me and my grandchildren will know we love this earth, the trees all you painted. You must come to this area shivers would overcome you as to how well you expressed this area. Have you ever been here do you plan to come? I live close to the cape. You savored it and gave other people a chance to capture a glimps of it. Thank you. Soon we must talk and you must tell me about the paintings I would like to own.

commentsHillside Farm
S Robertson purchased this artwork. 4/26/2011 | 12:15 PM

I am so happy with this lovely new painting -- it is stunning in my house. It is so interesting and beautiful. I love the composition of the trees, the kinked road, the quirky roof in the background. The colors are perfect! A very cool piece of art and I am enjoying it immensely!

Kip Decker 4/22/2011 | 5:37 PM

Thanks for looking at my portfolio. These images are on the one hand familiar and on the other hand I hope fresh and exciting - using color and texture in a pleasing and stimulating way.

River Sunrise

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 0 oz.


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