Linda Rowell-Kelley’s colorful paintings will be on display at the Jesup Memorial Library through July. Rowell-Kelley will be at the library during the First Friday Art Walk on July 1. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Rowell-Kelley featured at Jesup

BAR HARBOR — Artist Linda Rowell-Kelley will be at the Jesup Memorial Library during the First Friday Art Walk on July 1 from 6-9 p.m. Her work will be on display in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Room through July.

Rowell-Kelley works with canvases of all sizes, painting blended layers of color or using simple washes in oil, watercolor and acrylic to create plein-air paintings of locations of Mount Desert Island.

Rowell-Kelley said “painting transports an artist to a quiet world full of color, reflecting the internal landscape that invites viewers to step inside and feel the feathered flowers, walk up the hill to a one-room cabin or to sit on a shoreline and look at uninhabited islands.”

Rowell-Kelley developed a passion for art as a young child and then studied sculpture, painting, drawing and graphics at the Portland School of Art, MECA (Maine College of Art). She now lives and works in a studio on the Crooked Road in Bar Harbor. Her work also can be seen at Spruce and Gussy, Side Street Café, Primrose Inn, Body Works and Mount Desert Ice Cream in Bar Harbor and Colonel’s Deli in Northeast Harbor.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

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