Summer to Winter, an Art Exhibit in Telluride

kellie day art exhibit telluride colorado
kellie day art exhibit telluride colorado

Part of my current art exhibit in Telluride Colorado

It’s always so exciting to hang months worth of work. Yesterday I hung my latest exhibit of mixed media paintings in Telluride, Colorado. Here are a few words about the art …

The tension between summer’s bold bright flowers and winter’s quiet, white world is eased only by spring and fall, and the time they give us to transition.

Part of the Summer Wall in my current exhibit in Telluride, Colorado ©Kellie Day

Part of the Summer Wall in my current exhibit in Telluride, Colorado

In this exhibit, on one wall, you can see the energy and delight of a world of color and lines and energy in my summer paintings. On the other wall, the emotions that go with the white world of winter.

Wild Pinto, mixed media on canvas, 36" x 36", $1900 ©Kellie Day

Wild Pinto, mixed media on canvas, 36″ x 36″, $1900

Wild Pinto – is taken from a photo by TJ Holmes of a wild pinto from a herd here in southwest Colorado. I’ve gone several times to see these horses and to see them in the wild, in their herds, is magnificent. My mom has dedicated her life to painting only these horses, and I am influenced by her passion. (karenkeeneday.com)

El Buffalo, mixed media on canvas, 36" x 36", $1900 ©Kellie DAy

El Buffalo, mixed media on canvas, 36″ x 36″, $1900

El Buffalo – The fortitude and solace of this animal reminds me of the vast plains on which it resides, and the strength of the people who lived here before us. My father drove us out into the middle of a herd when I was 12, in the back of a pick up truck. We lived in western Kansas at the time, he was a construction manager, and sometimes I got to steer the truck and wear his helmet. He still talks about the rattlesnakes in the outhouse.

Winter Bird, mixed media on canvas, 30" x 24", $1000, ©Kellie Day

Winter Bird, mixed media on canvas, 30″ x 24″, $1000

Winter Bird – Is everything internal. Where the whole world is white. And YOU are in it alone. Your face stings from the whip of the snow flakes on your cheeks. The burn of air on your lungs as you ski through the trees feels like the best possible punishment. It is devastatingly quiet and the only sign of an animal is the color of its wing.

Spanish Homework, 36" x 36" mixed media on canvas, $1,900, ©Kellie Day

Spanish Homework, 36″ x 36″ mixed media on canvas, $1,900

Spanish Homework – My son brought home his Spanish vocabulary drawings and they were so fantastic I had to paste them into this painting! Also, somewhere, in one of these paintings, is a photo of Neil Diamond. If you come to the show, you can look for him…

See the show at La Cocina de Luz on the main street of Telluride, Colorado! If you would like to purchase a painting, please call or email me here.

Many thanks, much gratitude … and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Week!

Kellie Day mixed media artist

2 Comments

  1. You’re so awesome! I don’t believe I’ve read through anything like that before.
    So wonderful to find another person with unique thoughts on this subject matter.
    Really.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that’s needed on the internet, someone with some originality!

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