Kristine Kelly, Art in Public Places

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library (Site B)

475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY


May 31st - June 28th, 2022


Artist Statement 

THEME: RIVERS TO THE SEA

I have been painting for many years and it has now become my full-time endeavor. I have studied with several instructors at the Woodstock School of Art. I exhibit my abstract expressionist paintings locally in various venues. My artwork is also found in private collections on the East coast. In my art work I use color, line, shape, texture and gestural strokes to evoke emotions. My paintings are memories of time and space; land and water; longing and finding; and vulnerability and strength.  Before I turned to painting full time, I received a doctor of philosophy degree.  I had a career for many years in the field of environmental conservation as well as academia. In addition to painting, I like to golf and walk along local nature trails. However, my main focus and joy is abstract expressionism.

My current series “Rivers to the Sea” is based upon my feelings about our land and water. In these paintings I was more focused on the process than the actual outcome. However, when I finished them, I saw many elements which were evocative of my emotional attachment to the sea. The title of the series comes from a book of poems by Sara Teasdale (1915).

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