BIO

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, I left the Canadian Navy after 14 years of service and went out West to Calgary to acquire my Bachelor of Interior Design at Mount Royal University. At this time I took various art classes such as perspective drawing, colour theory and watercolour techniques and fell in love with art again. I joined several art groups and showed at the Triangle gallery in downtown Calgary. I moved back home to Nova Scotia in 2007 and got serious about my painting quickly thereafter

I paint in both acrylic and oils 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 - 24x48 gallery canvases are my favourite. 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.

"You paint because it feels good so swing easy kid." These simple words from Jean Mosher, my grandmother and teacher, have been the mantra for my life.

Kelly Mitchelmore

Portfolio

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