Biography

This year marks forty years and four hundred and ninety some paintings since I was caught by something in a reproduction of a painting by Rosso Fiorentino. I had been painting for a year from old sepia photos that belonged to my rural New Brunswick neighbors. My paintings were of long gone farm animals and farmers. The following year, I moved to Prince Edward Island and continued painting from photos belonging to the farmers I met through livestock showing. There was a heavy snowfall in October and the snow kept piling all winter. With a cow to milk twice a day, I stayed put and painted. I did visit a family nearby who had recently spent a year in Florence, and they loaned me an Uffizzi book.

 

My own museum visits to the Vatican and the Rijksmuseum surfaced in my memory and simmered with the experiences of my livestock keeping. Snowed in, I read that Rosso had never completed the Uffizzi painting that I liked most, "Moses Defending the Daughters of Jethro", with its detail of a few frightened sheep looking up at one of the daughters. I felt permission to finish the sheep. It felt as if I was studying with the great painter. Almost every painting I've painted since, certainly every piece in this exhibition, was painted with this in heart.

LINDEE CLIMO was born in 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts. She moved to Canada in 1970 and has been exhibiting since 1975. Her work can be found in numerous public, corporate and private collections, including Acadia University, Nova Scotia; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Department of External Affairs, Ottawa; Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; The Rooms, Saint John's, Newfoundland and Scotiabank.

 

Lindee Climo lives and works in Nova Scotia.

Works
  • LINDEE CLIMO, Famous Italian Chick , 2021
    LINDEE CLIMO
    Famous Italian Chick , 2021
    oil on canvas
    30 x 18 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, Blue Cochin Hen after Stefan Lochner's , 2019
    LINDEE CLIMO
    Blue Cochin Hen after Stefan Lochner's , 2019
    oil on canvas
    33 3/4 x 24 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, Dove as Lady Jane Goodwin after Anthony van Dyck, 2019
    LINDEE CLIMO
    Dove as Lady Jane Goodwin after Anthony van Dyck, 2019
    oil on canvas
    16 x 13 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, Dove Puzzle after a detail of Simone Martini's Annunciation, 2019
    LINDEE CLIMO
    Dove Puzzle after a detail of Simone Martini's Annunciation, 2019
    oil on canvas
    20 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, Ox after Heemskerck's St. Luke Drawing the Virgin, 2019
    LINDEE CLIMO
    Ox after Heemskerck's St. Luke Drawing the Virgin, 2019
    oil on canvas
    32 x 28 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, Roosters after Masolino's St. Peter Giving Alms and the Resurrection of Tabitha, 2019
    LINDEE CLIMO
    Roosters after Masolino's St. Peter Giving Alms and the Resurrection of Tabitha, 2019
    oil on canvas
    60 x 20 1/2 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, Sheep as Queen Eleanor of France after Joos van Cleve, 2019
    LINDEE CLIMO
    Sheep as Queen Eleanor of France after Joos van Cleve, 2019
    oil on canvas
    13 x 12 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, 20/20 Spirit Doubles #1, after Peter Aertsen, 2018
    LINDEE CLIMO
    20/20 Spirit Doubles #1, after Peter Aertsen, 2018
    oil on canvas
    18 x 36 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, 20/20 Spirit Doubles #2, after Peter Aertsen, 2018
    LINDEE CLIMO
    20/20 Spirit Doubles #2, after Peter Aertsen, 2018
    oil on canvas
    53 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, Pastured Sheep, 2018
    LINDEE CLIMO
    Pastured Sheep, 2018
    oil on canvas
    24 x 30 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, After a Botticelli Annunciation Detail, 2016
    LINDEE CLIMO
    After a Botticelli Annunciation Detail, 2016
    oil on canvas
    20 x 20 in.
  • LINDEE CLIMO, Geese in Draft Horse Harness after Francesco del Cossa's Swans, 2012
    LINDEE CLIMO
    Geese in Draft Horse Harness after Francesco del Cossa's Swans, 2012
    oil on canvas
    23 x 26 in.
Exhibitions