About the artist:

Armida Kielty is an oil painter with her Bachelor of Fine Art from Arizona State University. Even while early in her career, her paintings have been shown in many art galleries in Arizona. Some galleries Armida has shown her paintings include: Tempe’s Gallery 100 and Harry Wood Gallery and also Downtown Phoenix’s Mood Room Gallery.

Currently based in the middle of Phoenix, Arizona, this city's iconic sunrises and sunsets inspire the bright, vivid colors of her paintings. Armida specializes in cityscape/cloudscape combinations of local urban locations with a focus on the common comfort of car travel. 

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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