Jo Ridge Kelley, of Artetude Gallery has been honored with her work being featured on the label designs for North Carolina Wine Gifts of Asheville. Her labels use her recent paintings and will be served at Artetude Gallery during the First Friday ArtWalk, November 1st 2013.
The soft-edged, expressive paintings of Jo Ridge Kelley are as much about emotional connection as they are about visual expression. Since childhood, growing up on a dairy farm in rural North Carolina, Kelley has felt a deep-rooted bond with nature’s perennial beauty and power. Every stroke of her paintbrush or palette knife is flowing with this lifelong passion as evidenced by the bold and powerful color harmonies and soothing organic textures.
The paintings of Jo Ridge Kelley are seen in many private and corporate collections throughout the country and across the globe. Her work was featured in American Art Collector magazine, on the cover of “The Laurel of Asheville” magazine and numerous regional publications. Jo Ridge Kelley lives in Waynesville, NC with her husband, artist/ musician Ed Kelley.