One of the Southwest’s premier abstract landscape painters. Kirkland is a colorist mixing many of her paints directly on the canvas. Her painting technique is a process of action and reaction, which results in layers and layers of paint, always striving to achieve an overall sense of color harmony. She has a unique voice and a sophisticated contemporary take on traditional landscape painting. Collectors have commented that they are drawn to the quiet, meditative feeling and harmonious color palettes that appear in many of her pieces. Ms. Kirkland’s paintings have been selected for exhibition in outstanding shows including the Utah Arts Council; The Show: Southwest Juried Exhibition; Museum of Fine Arts Santa Fe (New Mexico); The Pensacola Museum of Fine Art (Florida) and others. Collectors have commented that they are drawn to the quiet, meditative feeling and harmonious color palettes that appear in many of Jamie’s pieces. Southwest Art magazine selected her as “an artist to watch.” The National Association of Women Artists invited Jamie to become a member in 2007. N.A.W.A. was founded in 1889 and is the oldest professional women’s fine art organization in the United States. In 2007 Elisabeth Sussman, curator at the Whitney Museum in New York City selected Jamie’s work for a private viewing in considering applicants for an exhibition at the Santa Fe Museum of Fine Art. Ms Kirkland’s work hangs in many prominent public, corporate and private collections through out the United States.