Kelly Mitchelmore

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Artist’s Statement

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. My home studio is in Windsor, NS and I love to show my work over a glass of wine :). 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. Known for my impasto/knife paintings I like to create large vibrant work with lots of texture.

Selected Biography

Native to Nova Scotia Kelly and works mostly with knives, creating bold and luminescent works in both oil and acrylic. Her large knife paintings reflect her approach to life and art, creating movement and texture through saturated hues and thick layers. Known for her vibrant pallet she enjoys painting flowers and nature trying to capture the moment of discovery. Determined to bridge the gap between artisans and community and support the local economy and charities all at the same time, Kelly is continuously promoting a more holistic approach to art and getting recognized for it.

Kelly’s home studio is in Windsor, NS and doubles as the Phoenix Hollow B&B which she owns and operates. She shows by appointment there as well as hosts an annual studio show each spring and conducts workshops each fall. Over the past 20 years Kelly has taught and shown her work throughout North America and in Nova Scotia her work can be found at Made In The Maritimes, Teichert Gallery, Gallery 215, Avondale Sky Winery and the Phoenix Hollow B&B as well as with the Hants Community Arts Council and the NSDCC. You can also find Kelly’s art work on her website and international shipping is available.

 

 

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Kelly Mitchelmore

About Kelly Mitchelmore

Kelly Mitchelmore BID, artist/designer:
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 have a Bachelors of Interior Design from Mount Royal University – Which I found incredibly beneficial to my art career with all the perspective classes and light and colour theory programs. I am mostly self-taught however I come from a long line of artists and grew up drawing and painting with my grandmother and great uncles – So I am a product of their amazing talents. While I have grown up in an artistic environment I have been exhibiting and selling for about 15 years. I switched my approach to knife work in 2011 and found my home – I love, love, love, what I do now and it has been incredibly well received as I have been shipping my paintings throughout North America this past year. It’s a great feeling. I feel that I am on the brink of my next art journey and I am excited.

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……

Style:
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 ambiance 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.

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