Friday, September 09, 2011

Loving the Art of Lindee Climo

As promised a few days ago, here is some more information on the wonderful animal art of Nova Scotia artist, Lindee Climo.

It was only last weekend, when I acquired one of her oils called Bath Dust at a fundraising auction, that I remembered I had a copy of her children's book, Chester's Barn, which was published back in 1982. 

Lindee is an American who settled here on Prince Edward Island (where I now live) back in 1970.  Having grown up in California, she bred and exhibited purebred Suffolk sheep and an assortment of beef cattle, rabbits and birds.  She became a self taught artist of these animals before studying for a career as a medical illustrator.

After graduation, she travelled the world and recorded her sojourns with ink drawings.  During her travels, she met the man who would become her husband and moved to New Brunswick, his home province.  After some time in New Brunswick, they moved to Prince Edward Island and lived and worked with animals here for many years while she established herself as an international artist whose work is now in worldwide private, public and corporate collections and galleries, as well as being included in the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Book Illustrations.

Lindee paints in the style of the Old Renaissance Masters and is inspired by the animals she so loves and has surrounded herself with during her life.  She is now remarried and resides in Nova Scotia.

Below are just a few of her works.  She is represented by the Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto and you can see more of her art on her website http://lindeeclimo.com/.

Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Dust Bath

Children's book published 1982

Fern

Holstein oxen

Oxen team

Study of expressions

Teaberry

Study of Tess

Images 1 & 2 Kay Furlong
The rest via Mira Godard Gallery





2 comments:

  1. Her art work is amazing with incredible detail. How lucky you are to have one of her oils!!

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  2. I've loved her work for years, too. Do you know if she is still painting? At one point, I'd heard she'd given it up. I'm a late starter, and haven't been more closer than a meter or two to a real sheep, but I do love painting them.. in my own imaginative (i.e., not very realistic) way!

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