Linda Kemp

Linda Kemp, CSPWC, OSA, SCA

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society is pleased to offer a Linda Kemp Workshop, Monday, August 13 through Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Maria Center on the campus of Notre Dame High School, 336 Ripa, Saint Louis, MO  63125.

Fee:  $300 for members, $335 for non-members.

This will be a four day workshop for all skill levels.  Linda Kemp frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolor workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom.  Linda is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolors 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 pub.)   Describing her work Linda Kemp says, “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!  In my attempt to interpret nature’s patterns and understand how the pieces fit together my strategy relies on two things, simplifying the complicated and taking an alternative negative or subtractive approach.”

Excerpts from Linda Kemp’s website:  www.lindakemp.com

Biographical Information

A full time artist, Linda Kemp frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolour workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture and in 2008 received the AJ Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Watercolour, the top award for the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour National Juried Exhibition.

Linda is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolours 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 pub.) and four instructional Dvds. Kemp is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Ontario Society of Artists and The Society of Canadian Artists and was given honorary membership in the Society for all Artists (UK). This artist is profiled in Canadian Who’s Who, Who’s Who of Canadian Women, The Dictionary of International Biography, The 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.

Her award winning paintings are in private, public, and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Her paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine and The Watercolour Gazette. Castle, U.K.

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

Artist’s Statement

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.

In my attempt to interpret nature’s patterns and understand how the pieces fit together my strategy relies on two things, simplifying the complicated and taking an alternative negative, or subtractive, approach.