Colors Art Gallery
Photo © Nadi Spencer
Name of Person: Wendy McKellar
Wendy McKellar grew up in Three Rivers, California, where her family has lived for over 100 years. The southern Sierra Nevada provided a rich and varied playground, and her affinity for the landscape began as she hiked and swam in these mountains – the same mountains her great-great grandmother shared with her best friend, a Yokuts girl from the local tribe. She learned to paint from her "grandmas" and eventually began a design career, working for decorators. After 22 years of painting murals and faux walls, Wendy has created Colors Art Gallery, a space of her own where she displays her whimsical furniture and art.
Wendy continues to find inspiration from nature. Her etched furniture and painted canvases are graced with the flora and fauna of the hills – vivid wildflowers, colorful fish and birds, and giant sequoias – all with a fresh, stylized interpretation. Her organic collage art is made from recycled paper and reflects life experiences. From a design background, Wendy knows about showcasing an individual's personality. She brings the same sensitivity and eye for color to her art, enabling her to incorporate just the right frame or piece of hardware, making it the perfect art for your home.
Colors Art Gallery also represents up to 20 local artists, offering gifts of all mediums, and all hand-crafted in America. The shop boasts the handweaving of Nikki Crain, pottery by Ann Brown and Jaya Roy, quilts by Gail Matuskey, and metal art of Leslie Powell. Stop in and watch as Wendy wood-burns a chair or paints the details on a canvas. You will love this gallery.