About the artist:

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FOUND:RE Hotel, Downtown Phoenix, AZ

2021 XSCAPE: Landscapes, Cityscapes & Mindscapes Exhibition

'5:52pm' 70 x14 inches, oil on canvas 

Armida Kielty is an oil painter with her Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Arizona State University.
Currently based in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, this city's iconic sunrises and sunsets inspire the bright, vivid colors of her paintings.

Armida specializes in unique cityscape/cloudscape combinations of local urban locations with a focus on the common comfort of car travel.

She captures the cathartic feeling of learning to find the comfort in her own ‘backyard’ while also secretly battling the longing of wanderlust. 
With each new piece Armida creates, she studies and interprets the positive purpose of urban desert living. 

artist statement:

The sun and all that it touches is an enemy to life. Only the few moments when she is coming and leaving creates such a visual beauty. These daily gifts, sunrises and sunsets, are Arizona’s apology for the deathly heat that the sun brings each day.

Painting local views of Phoenix, Arizona’s urban city hub forces me to visually study and explain the purpose of desert living. Cityscape/ cloudscape painting is my therapeutic coping for choosing this inhabitable city as my home. 

Even the most average of city views can be elevated to new heights just by the colorful glow of the sun peeking out from under the horizon. My work elevates the Arizona landscape to new heights in a loving, romantic way. As I progress through each painting, I am learning to love Arizona.

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Cartel Coffee Lab, Tempe, AZ

2021 Featured Artist of February 

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to read More about Armida's work & her as an artist:

FOUND:RE Hotel, Downtown Phoenix, AZ

2021 Artlink 21st Annual Juried Exhibition 

'Take Me Away/ Bethany Home Rd' 36x24 inches, oil on canvas