Irene Klar

About Irene Klar

Irene Klar: born in 1950 in Montreal, Canada. Inspired by the common threads of colors, patterns and textures of cultures around the world, I synthesize these commonalities into my watercolors, acrylics and original printworks. I have been working as a professional artist for more than 45 years. I obtained my fine arts degree in 1977 from the University of Alberta. My work has been exhibited in both group and one person exhibitions in galleries across the US , Canada and Australia. My paintings and prints have been included in group shows in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, US, Spain and Slovenia. Several of my paintings have been featured as book covers and in television shows in Europe and North America. I reside in Tucson, AZ.
Etching and watercolor
Magic Carpet

Intaglio print done from a zinc plate. Printed by hand using 8 colors of ink plus watercolor added. An original etching printed by Irene Klar. Image is 15 x 32″.

Which came first - the painting or the frame??
Sneak Peak

Original watercolor painting by Irene Klar in a handmade picture frame from India.

Sweet little etching!
6 x 4" etching on copper plate. Printed with 3 colors of ink and further painted with watercolor.

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About the Process

My paintings are made using either watercolors or acrylics. I also am a printmaker. In the past, I would make serigraph or silkscreen editions but since 1997, I have concentrated on etching. I use either zince, copper or polymer plates onto which my images are etched. The plate is inked using from 1 to 8 colors at one time. Further colors are added with watercolor.

How to Purchase

My studio is open only by appointment. Purchases can be made by credit card, check or cash in the studio or through my website. In Tucson, my work is available at SAAG Gallery in La Encantade Mall (Sunrise @ Campbell) or Desert Artisans Gallery on E. Tanque Verde. In Tuback, you can find my artwork in Cactus Wren Gallery; in Scottsdale, Casa de Artistas on E. Main St represents me. In Canada, Irene Klar original work can be found at the West End Galleries in Edmonton, Alberta and Victoria, BC;  Inukshuk Gallery as well as Spirit Gallery in Vancouver, BC and Gallery Indigena in Stratford, Ontario.

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Studio Details

Studio: Irene Klar Studio
How to Visit: Open by appointment
Studio Website:
Studio Phone: 520-528-6963
Studio Address: 3701 N. River Canyon Rd. 
, AZ 85750

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