CYNTHIA KELLY OVERALL BIO

EDUCATION

1980  MA, MFA, Rosary Graduate School of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy

1975  BA, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018  “From the Sea to the Moors,” B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY. One-person Exhibition

2016  “The Carpathians, The other side of the Ukraine,” B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY. One-person Exhibition

2016  “Painters of Interest,” Cincinnati Art Galleries, Cincinnati, OH

2013  “The Hague School Revisited,” B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY. One-person Exhibition

2011  “Landscape Paintings,” B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY. One-person Exhibition

2008  “Portraits of the Yorkshire Dales” B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY. One-person Exhibition

2006  “Recent Paintings”, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY. One-person Exhibition

“Something Old- Something New”, John Henry Twachtman and Cynthia Kelly-Overall, Patricia Weiner Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2002  The Crane Collection, Wellesley, MA. One-person Exhibition

The Irish Heritage Center, Chicago, IL. One-person Exhibition

1990,’92, ’96, '99, 2002   The Patricia Weiner Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. One-person Exhibition  

1993  Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhardt, IN. One-person Exhibition

                       

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1998  “Great American Artists,” Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH. Invitational

 

AWARDS

1979  Inaugural One-person Exhibit at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy.

                                  

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Proctor and Gamble, Cincinnati, OH                       

Cinergy, Cincinnati, OH

E.W. Scripts, Cincinnati, OH                                    

Sony, Japan

Proctor and Gamble, London, England

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2008  “Staffpicks”, by Jo Anne Triplett, LEO Weekly, September, pg. 18

2006  “She Walks With Certain Step”, by Juliet Ehrlich, Kentucky Homes and Gardens. May/June, pgs. 16-24

“Staffpicks”, by Jo Anne Triplett, LEO Weekly, September, pg. 16

2005  "The Artist Blue Book- 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005,” Lonnie Pierson Dunnier, editor.

2002  “Behind Closed Doors- A Private Glimpse of Louisville Homes,” Friends of the Louisville Deaf Oral School. Published by Butler Books. Illustration pgs. 142,143 “The Seine Paris”.

1997  “Great American Artists”, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Catalog

 

 

The Carpathians, the other side of the Ukraine, 2016

Artist statement

I chose the western side of the Ukraine for two reasons.  The first reason was for a bit of time travel to when farmers used horses, scythes, and wooden rakes as their main tools.

The second reason is to show a regional family’s dependence on each other and their few animals.

Their ways of life have not changed in decades . . .

Lovely, but extremely raw in their daily maintenance to live.

It was indeed an honor to witness and paint these hard working souls.

 

 

The Hague School Revisited, 2013

Artist Statement

For some reason, I have always been enamored with the Dutch painters from the Golden Age of the 17th Century to the 19th Century. The Hague School consisted of landscape painters that equaled The French Barbizon and the American Tonal schools. Their paintings took time to do because they were concerned with the atmospheric effects of simple farm scenes.

I went to Holland to see what they painted. Of course, things have changed immensely, but there are still bits of their world left, which is what I wanted to see, feel, and paint.

 

New Landscape Paintings, 2011

Artist Statement

Each painting is a prayer- a prayer of thanksgiving and a memorial to moments

in life when we etch a sight, a smell, and a feeling in our souls forever.