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Linda Van Gilder Kelley's art career began when she was 13 years old and won a painting contest in her hometown of Middleton, Ohio. She attended Miami University and Ohio University (B.S. with a Minor in Art). She received a Master's degree in Educational Communications at the University of Hawaii in 1974. She taught at Maemae Elementary School and Punahou School in Honolulu, and Forest Ridge School in Bellevue, Washington.

While teaching in Hawaii she began to sell some of her paintings and do private commissions. After raising seven children and assisting her husband, Dr. Richard R. Kelley, with their growing hotel business, she was able to return to her passion of painting.

Linda continued her art studies at the Denver Student Arts League and the Honolulu Museum of Arts Linekona Center. She studied with Dennis Pendleton, Kim English, Ellie Weakley, Karen Vance, Terrie Lombardi and currently studies with Boris Shoshensky.

Linda is active in the Denver and Honolulu art communities. She has taught adult watercolor seminars at her home and also participates in art shows in Colorado and Hawaii. She enjoys promoting the artwork of living artists.

Linda photo2Linda paints with SunsetStudio in Denver and with various artists when she is in Honolulu. She can work in all mediums but prefers watercolors and acrylics. Her favorite subjects are landscapes and anything nature creates. Linda's work is on permanent display in the Nagel Hall Art Collection at the University of Denver. In addition her work can be found in private collections in Sweden, Ireland, Australia, Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii.

Linda's work is on display in the Nagel Hall Art Collection at the University of Denver.

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