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.
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|1948||Born in Massachusetts|
|1970||Moved to Canada|
|Lives and works in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia|
|University of Arizona, Tuscon (Medical Illustration)|
|California State University at Chico|
|WCA Chapman College, Orange County, California|
Selected Solo Exhibitions
|2019||Covering The Oldies: New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto|
|2016||Catching Giotto’s Rooster, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto|
|2012||New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto|
|2006||Not Your Old Master’s Dog: New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery,|
|2003||Four Legs and a Blue Nose, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto|
|2001||After Rembrandt:Recent Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto|
|1999||Recent Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto|
|1996/97||Lindee Climo: Love Conquers War, Meadows Museum, SMU,|
|Dallas, TX; traveled to National Museum for Women in the|
|Arts, Washington, DC|
|1989||Zwickers’ Gallery, Halifax|
|1985/97||Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto|
|1983||Gallery 1667, Halifax, NS|
|1982||Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, PEI; Chester’s Barn|
|1980||Doors, Mira Godard Gallery|
|1978||A Country Painter’s Harvest, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, PEI|
Selected Group Exhibitions
|2015||Artist and Model (catalogue), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto|
|2012||The Self-Portrait Show (catalogue), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto|
|1998/99||Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and the Self- representation, by List Art Centre, M.I.T.; Exhibited at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Miami Art Museum; Francisco Museum of Modern Art|
|1998||Representing Islandness: Images of Myth & Memory, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, PEI;|
|1993/94||The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC|
|1991/92||Wild Things: Animals in Contemporary Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery|
|1987||Livestock in Woodstock, Woodstock Public Art Gallery;|
|1986||Personal Vision in Landscape, Cambridge Public Art Gallery|
|1981||Esso Resources, Muttart Galley, Calgary; Emerging Canadian Artists|
|1980||Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto|
|1977||Maritime Art Association, Annual Exhibition|
|1976||Young Contemporaries ’76, London Regional Art Gallery (catalogue) From Here and Away: Young Island Artists, National Gallery of Canada, travelled to Paris, France;|
|1975||Woman as Viewer, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Some Women Artists of PEI, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum|
|Art Gallery of Nova Scotia|
|Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum|
|Department of External Affairs, Ottawa|
|Glaxco Canada Inc.|
|The Robert McLaughlin Gallery|
|Scotiabank Group Fine Art Collection|
|University College of Cape Breton|
For additional works, please contact the gallery.