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Linda Kemp

Linda Kemp

Linda Kemp is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolors and innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of the #1 best-selling book, "Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting" (North Light publications) and the accompanying video (Teaching Art Videos) by the same title. She is a contributing writer/demonstrator in "Watercolor For the Fun of It - Easy Landscapes" by Jack Reid, "Painter's Quick Reference - Flowers", and "Painter's Quick Reference - Landscapes", both North Light pulications, as well as "Discover Your Visual Voice" by D. Mitchell. A full time artist, she frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolour workshops throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. 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 is an honorary member of the Society for All Artists. Her paintings and articles have been featured in "Color and Light for Watercolor Painters" by C. Schink and in publications such as Twenty Wonders, American Artist Magazine, International Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine and The Watercolour Gazette. 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, U.K and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales. Kemp was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture in Niagara. Linda's studio is located in Southern Ontario, Canada. Quotations / Artist 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 colors. 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. "When it comes to solving perplexing brainteasers and riddles sometimes it's necessary to approach the problem from a different angle, or think outside of the box, so to speak. In my attempt to understand how 'it' all fits together and works I have learned to play a visual game in the search to unravel nature's elusive mysteries. My strategy relies on two things, simplifying the complicated and taking an alternative negative, or subtractive, approach." - Linda Kemp

About Intro to Negative Space in Watercolors

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About Landscape Project: Part 1 in Watercolors

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About Landscape Project: Part 2 in Watercolors

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About Landscape Project: Part 3 in Watercolors

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About Landscapes in Watercolors

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About Layering: Glazing Techniques in Watercolors

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About Layers and Negative Space in Watercolors

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About Negative Space Project: Part 1 in Watercolors

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About Negative Space Project: Part 2 in Watercolors

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About Negative Space Project: Part 3 in Watercolors

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About Negative Space Project: Part 4 in Watercolors

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About Painting Wisteria: Part 1 in Watercolors

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About Painting Wisteria: Part 2 in Watercolors

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About Painting Wisteria: Part 3 in Watercolors

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About Painting Wisteria: Part 4 in Watercolors

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About Watercolor and Negative Space in Watercolors

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About Working In the Negative: Helpful Tips in Watercolor

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