Medium: Acrylic, Oil
Hi, meet me.
My name is Kelly and I like the colour red; red wine, red hair, red paint, red…. Well you get the picture. I am Nova Scotian born and raised and proud of it. I am a huge fan of “support local” and am involved with several local art festivals, charities, and associations – your community is only as good as you make it. Currently residing in Windsor, Nova Scotia, I run a Victorian Bed & Breakfast and paint in my basement studio. I host several art shows each year at the B&B and believe that you need to give back and support to the art community in order to preserve it.
I believe that art is a many facet thing both tangible and unreachable at the same time. It can be a simple print that made you smile or an incredible masterpiece that made you cry – it touches all of us differently. That’s the magic. I hope you enjoy this example of my work and feel a little magic yourself – or at least a little smile……
I paint in both acrylic and oil and mostly create contemporary floral and scenery pieces with the knife. I use a heavy palette of bright hues and I tend to paint large . I often shape my composition and forms as I paint – this allows me more freedom and an actual bond is created between me and my work. It comes to be as I paint – I like that.
I create in the basement studio which suits me as I am a nocturnal painter – avoiding any natural light and closing off the windows so that the only light used is the light on my canvas. This way I control the play of light and my work has a bright concentrated look to it when in the daylight. I also love the warm ambience of candles and darkness in the background as I paint – it is soothing and provides no distraction. I paint standing up so that I can move quickly with knife strokes and enjoy loud music as I create.
Showings and Galleries:
Currently showing : Made In the Maritimes (Bedford, NS), Argyle Fine Art Gallery (Halifax, NS), Avondale Sky Winery (Avondale, NS), Gallery 215 (Maitland, NS) and at Phoenix Hollow B&B (Windsor, NS). Work also available online at www.kellymitchelmore.ca.
Currently a member of Hants Community Art Council, and Visual Artists Nova Scotia. Involved in several charitable events and group shows throughout the year as well as various festivals and special events.
Thank you for your interest in my bio/art resume. If you need any more information please visit my website and browse my online galleries at www.KellyMitchelmore.ca
Currently at Gallery 215
24″ x 36″
Winter Poppy Magic
24″ x 12″