This week’s featured artist: Sharon Kelly, new member:
ME: Born & raised in Montreal, Quebec, I am now living & raising my family in Ottawa, Ontario. Earlier in my life I studied art history at Queens University, with a focus on both Canadian art & the Renaissance periods. However, I always longed for a professional studio space filled with collection of creative people. A few years later, it happened. My studio is located in a light filled former horse stable, in Ottawa’s art district.
I am a self-taught artist, and have exhibited in several solo and group shows since 1999,
most recently, a solo show called Blue Minds, (Wall Space Gallery) titled after a novel by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols. He writes about “The surprising science that shows how being near, in, on or under water can make you happier, healthier…..”.
I love love love painting water themed abstract landscapes and spend as much time as I can ocean side for inspiration.
When I begin a landscape, I rarely have a preconceived notion of where the creative process will take me.
First I part the canvas into intersecting planes using my selected collage elements. Then I apply a multitude of acrylic mediums, allow the paint to yield to various textures and surfaces. In the end, the pigment reacts accordingly. My process is a combination of trial and error, random & controlled, hidden & obvious.
To view my art, here is the link: www.sharonkellystudios.com
MFA & ME:
In January 2016 I decided to do an internet search for International Art calls and I found the Maryland Federation of Art. Shortly afterwards I was thrilled to be selected for the Stormy Weather show. I knew I had to travel to Annapolis for the artist reception
so I could meet the super talented artists and their supporters. The experience did not disappoint. I am grateful for the warm reception & honoured to play a small part.
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