LINDA KEMP O.S.A., C.S.P.W.C., S.C.A.
"There is nothing like an intriguing puzzle to get the brain working and few things more satisfying than finding a solution to a perplexing problem. So while some people take pleasure in working on the newspaper's daily crossword puzzle I can't resist sorting through and arranging shapes and colours. In particular, the interwoven forms and layers of patterns I find while investigating tangled woodlands, meandering streams, open fields, roadside ditches and marshes. Appreciating my discoveries is easy; figuring out how to interpret my finds and then portray that essence two dimensionally with paint on paper is the real challenge! It is this desire to decipher, understand and organize what I see that motivates me to paint.”
Linda Kemp is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary
watercolours and acrylics and innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of two books, Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines- A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists - Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques (North Light Books) and presenter in numerous instructional internet forums and art videos including Painting Outside the Lines, and a series of 6 DVDs, Negative Painting Techniques. She is a contributing writer and demonstrator in numerous other books. Her paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Watercolor Artist, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine, Acrylic Artist and Practique des Arts.
Linda instructs and lectures at national symposiums and workshops throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and France. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture in Niagara and in 2008 received the A.J. Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Water Colour, the top award for The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour National Juried Exhibition.
She is also a contributing writer/demonstrator in the following books: Watercolor For the Fun of It - Easy Landscapes - Jack Reid Paint – Illustrated Techniques for Every Medium Painter’s Quick Reference: Flowers Painter’s Quick Reference: Landscapes Color and Light for Watercolor Painters - C. Schink Discover Your Visual Voice - Dakota Mitchell.
Linda's studio is located in Ontario, Canada.
Author/Artist Website – www.lindakemp.com