Shelle Lindholm

The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Kalispell artist, Shelle Lindholm during the month of August. Lindholm has created a rambunctious collection of 20 new acrylic paintings for this show. The collection includes all things wild and wonderful such as dreamy deer and bears, dancing loons, imaginary gardens, tall pines, flamboyant birds, not to mention, somewhat silly longhorns, owls and kitty cats.

Lindholm uses paper cutting to create simple, lively animal forms. Etching and scraping into multiple layers of acrylics help to build lively color stories and strong personalities. The recent addition of adding fluid acrylics into the mix has elevated the luminosity in her work.

“Splish Splash”, original painting by Shelle Lindholm

“Fluid acrylics are like regular acrylics on steroids! They can pack a punch or be very soft and ethereal. I like that versatility. ”, Lindholm says. Also, you’ll find graphic and stylized flora and fauna have leaped boldly into her work. “ I love the fields and meadows of the Flathead. Morning drawing sessions of deconstructing plants, pods and blossoms has helped me re-imagine what I see on my daily walks.” Shelle’s frames are unique to her work as well. They are built by her husband, Dave. Shelle hand paints them. Each frame has 6-8 layers of paint. A satiny patina is achieved using a durable, hand rubbed paste wax finish.

Join us for the opening reception during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6-9 PM. Shelle’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of August.