is an author and artist living in Taos, New Mexico and Heath, Texas.
Working mainly with oils on canvas, Kirk primarily paints landscapes and other inspiring scenery in the alla prima method with impasto techniques in the abstract impressionism style. He paints with the belief that artistic selection can overrule reality, if done with wisdom.
High Desert Valley
“To me, Art is not a product or a thing."
Art is a process; a journey.
It’s an experiment in the perception of the world around you.
It’s your own unique perception that you share with another person.
Art connects you with another person.
That makes art personal.
True art includes the often uncomfortable action of putting it out there in the world for people to appreciate, criticize, or ignore.
You can’t keep it to yourself and call it art. It must be shared.
But once shared, each person who interacts with it has the right to love it, like it, hate it, despise it, be impressed or indifferent, intrigued or irritated.
More Works by Kirk Buchanan
You’ve released it into the world. Whatever their perception, they’re not wrong. It’s their own unique perception of the world around them, just as the creation of it was yours.
Making art is a personal expression. Perceiving art is a personal impression. Experiencing art? Well...that’s both.”
As an author, helping people make the most of the resources God has entrusted to them is a driving force behind Kirk's writing. Living life to the fullest today while responsibly planning for tomorrow do not have to be mutually exclusive. He’s served the past 30+ years structuring effective retirement and employee benefit programs for corporate, governmental, and tax-exempt organizations in order to help people plan their own definitions of a future retirement while living their lives to the fullest today.
With a love for the outdoors, he enjoys mountain hiking and trail running with his wife and two Plott hounds. He is an author, oil painter, and forever student of chess. He rarely refuses a great cup of coffee.