Gallery welcomes newest member

Duane Hicks

Kelly Big George is the newest artist at the Fine Line Art Gallery in Fort Frances.
While she’s always had an interest in drawing, the Barwick resident only really started working with paint and other media recently but quickly has grown into an accomplished artist.
“I just started painted maybe two years ago,” noted Big George, who also has branched out into wood burning and making dreamcatchers.
“I wanted to do something different. I’d always liked drawing,” she remarked.
“Everything I try, I just catch on right away.”
Big George’s subject matter ranges from native art to animals to portraits, although she said she’s willing to do commissions of just about anything.
And she has been busy.
“A lot of the work I do is orders,” Big George said, adding she only has a few pieces at the gallery right now but will be creating and bringing more of her work in once she has the chance.
She noted she tries to work on her art daily, but it’s not always easy given she’s a mom of three children aged six, seven, and eight.
Fine Line co-op member Jean Richards said Big George is a welcome addition to the gallery.
She added Big George’s talent for doing portraits is something no one at the gallery has, and people sometimes come into the gallery looking for an artist to do portrait work.
All of Big George’s work is for sale.
To see her work, and artwork by other local artists and artisans, drop by the Fine Line Art Gallery at 529 Mowat Ave.