Linda Kelly

Linda Kelly, Embrace, ink on Canson, 21.5 x 15  in.

EMBRACE, 2011
ink on canson
21.5 x 15 in.
framed
SOLD

 

Linda Kelly, Dragon, ink on canson, 21.5 x 15 in.

DRAGON, 2011
ink on canson
21.5 x 15 in.
framed
SOLD

 

 

Linda Kelly, Angelus, ink on Arches, 13 x 20 in.

ANGELUS, 2011
ink on arches
13 x 20 in.
framed
SOLD

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I think we all share a love for the presence and companionship of trees.  Tall, silent, enclosing the air around them, many are familiar, even cherished.  We encounter them on daily walks or in our own yards.  Some are relatively young, while others have befriended several generations.

This selection of drawings depicts trees from the area close to my own home in Fredericton. The aged maples are on my family’s farm and predate my grandfather.  The elms were nearer my home and, though much younger,  they recently succumbed to the elm disease that seems to be spreading outward from city center these past several years. I’ll miss them.

While trees are about a stately presence and slow time, dandelions are small, nimble, prolific and opportunistic – but I find much to enjoy there as well.  Their roots bespeak sultry subterranean nights and they spread busily on hot days … or not so hot days … or any day.

Linda Kelly, 2011


FLORALS

 

 

Winter Meditation I, watercolour, acrylic, and gold leaf, 10.25 x 14.25 in

WINTER MEDITATION I, 2011
watercolour, acrylic, and gold leaf
10.25 x 14.25 in.
framed dimension: 17 x 20.5 in.
SOLD




 

 

Linda Kelly, Alstroemeria, crab apples and little mermaid, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in.

ALSTOEMERIA, CRAB APPLES AND LITTLE MERMAID, 2009
oil on canvas
12 x 16 in.
framed dimension: 19 x 23 in.
SOLD

photographs by Drew Gilbert

Linda Kelly, Summer Geraniums, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 in.

SUMMER GERANIUMS, 2010
oil on canvas
11 x 14 in.
framed dimension: 17 x 20 in.
SOLD

 


 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

If I had big windowsills in my little bungalow, they would be full of potted plants all winter.  But, I don’t, so my plants sit crowded on the floor in front of the patio doors, catching all the light they can.  Awaiting the coming of spring, like the rest of us.

This small selection of paintings of plants and flowers in pots and vases celebrates their colour and form.  As well, it pays homage to a number of 20th century artists who also painted flowers.

Linda Kelly, 2011


 


Linda Kelly is a Fredericton based artist and long time instructor in drawing at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.  Linda’s drawings, paintings and work in mixed media collage are exhibited regularly.  She has work in numerous private collections and in the permanent collection of the UNB Art Center. Linda holds an MA in Art Education and a BFA in Fine Art and Education from NSCAD University, in addition to a BA (Honours English) from UNB.