Featured artist: Kelley Schutte
Kelley Schutte is a native of Westport, CT and a passionate artist whose background in fashion, interior design, and painting has shaped a uniquely well-rounded talent. Her abstract landscape style stems from her deepest inspirations in the oceans, the hills, and the sky.
She spends a majority of her time in the warm weather at the beach, painting with friends and family, enjoying the views that nature has to offer.
Beyond her natural instincts to paint skylines and sea ripples, she also enjoys focusing on extremely detail-oriented subjects, whether it be delicate flowers or interpretive spiritual halos.
Schutte’s color palette favors light and dark blues, with typically hints of pink, green, and yellow. Her work is meant to evoke happiness and provide the gazer with a sense of freedom and contentment.
Blending her interests in both painting and design, her work is available to buy on umbrellas, plates, bags, and even leggings.
The art’s calm and subtle linear symmetry makes for the perfect clothing design that is dainty while also being a vibrant statement. What better to complement your beach ensemble than an umbrella that reflects the wonderful beach view?
Her education from Fashion Institute of Technology and San Francisco Art Institute, her dedication as a loving parent of three, and her love for the town of Westport has fueled the inspiration for her art and allowed her to become the unique artist she is today.
Kelley Schutte’s exhibit runs November 4– 25 and her paintings are available for acquisition.
All are welcome and admission is free.
To view some of her work, visit her online gallery.
Gallery Location & Hours
Geary Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. All are welcome and admission is free. For more information, call (203) 655-6633.