Welcome to the Studio!
Inspiration drives me to express the spirit and essence of animal and fantasy subjects with honesty, respect and passion.
My creative process is an intuitive one...
I go where inspiration takes me, striving to release the need to control outcomes. My job as an artist is to step back and leave space for the character and personality of my subjects to inhabit the work.
If a painting or sculpture continues to instill wonder after it has left the studio, enhancing the space it occupies or the lives of those who have welcomed it into their homes, then I have done my job.
I believe I am a part of the creative flow, not the keeper of it – my skill is guided to place brush to canvas, fingers to clay, words to paper.
form & shape
the Love of Craft...
Sinking deeply into the meditative state of creating is one of my life's great joys. The fine quality of the materials I use enhances not only my experience in the creation of a piece, but also the value of its final outcome.
Watching a work gradually become a reality and then sharing it with the world is a gift that I am continuously grateful for. If a small part of the joy I receive from its creation is transferred to those who experience it once it has left my hands, then I am thrilled.
Ultimately though, the creative act is not a choice. It is the process and the enjoyment of what comes through that fulfills me.
Quiet & Introspection...
I work from my private home studio near Penticton, British Columbia. It is an immersive and nurturing space in the mountains, with wildlife visitors and inspiring views.
My studio space is as much my muse as the animal and fantasy subjects I work with. Its atmosphere has been curated with love – full of books, works in progress and collected ephemera that adds to the creative energy.
My Professional Life
I am an Alberta-born artist and author. Although I am taking a break from teaching, I have also had extensive experience as an art educator, teaching a wide range of art classes and workshops, both locally and abroad.
It is my hope and intention that my works express a deep reverence and respect for my subjects. Until recently my work has encompassed animals, both wild and domestic, but now, as an author of a fantasy novel series, I am also moved to create works that resonate with that new subject matter.
Formal training at the Alberta College of Art and Design – The Alberta University of Art – saw me started on a path as a professional artist. Hard work and a desire to learn how to run a successful studio has led to me to a gratifying career as a creator. Studies of wildlife in natural habitats throughout North America, Europe and southern Africa have informed my extensive portfolio.
My most notable work is of large, original oil paintings of wildlife and horses, and distinctive hand cast bronze sculpture which I showcased at the Calgary Stampede Western Artist Studios for 5 consecutive years. I have shown my work in exhibitions and venues across north America and Europe, both public and private, as well as expositions and fundraisers.
Currently, my work is featured in galleries in Canada, the US and France as well as numerous international private and corporate collections including the Toronto Congress Centre’s Kindrie Grove Lobby.
I am the author of The Stone Guardians, a fantasy novel series encompassing four books as well as their Companion Sketchbooks. This ever-expanding and evolving project continues to inspire fantasy and mythology related sculpture, paintings and illustration.
I live with my husband and son in the Okanagan valley of British Columbia, Canada.
For information on my fantasy writing and art website, see below:
All of the highly reputable, professional galleries below represent my paintings and bronze sculpture. They will take excellent care of you if you purchase an original Kindrie Grove piece through them.
(Please note: Prices are not lower when you purchase directly through Kindrie Grove Studios.)
Kindrie Grove Studios
Box 243, 113-437 Martin Street
The Studio is private but I occasionally accepts requests for studio visits.
Visitors can see a wide range of paintings and bronze sculpture as well as works in progress.
Adele Campbell Fine Art
Shops at the Westin
109 - 4090 Whistler Way
Tel: (604) 938 0887
110 Centre Ave W
(PO Box 1290)
Black Diamond, AB T0L0H0
(403) 933 5047
Elk & Hammer
ADDRESS: 280 W Kagy Blvd, Ste D,
Bozeman, MT 59715 (P.O. Box address only)
Matheson and Grove Fine Art Gallery
221 Martin Street
+44 203 445 6333
Permanent Collection: Toronto Congress Centre
Large Scale Paintings
Three of my very large African wildlife paintings are in the Toronto Congress Centre's permanent collection.
If you visit the centre, you can see the Kindrie Grove Lobby which houses an eighteen foot long galloping zebra painting and two ten foot high giraffes!
I have worked with many collectors over my career as a professional artist. I have found it to be a rewarding and interesting experience.
I am currently only accepting limited commission requests that align with my subject matter and style. If you would like to commission a painting, drawing or bronze sculpture, please contact me to share your concept.