It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland

William Kelley | It’s A Question Of Balance 8 August 2015

August 11, 2015
Broadcast on 8 August 2015 on KSCO AM 1080, KSCO 104.1 FM, KOMY AM 1340, and Live Stream.

'It's A Question Of Balance' is a two hour show which balances the intellectual with the creative. The show combines a debate topic with an arts interview because discussion and creativity are two of the most vital ways we engage in the world. 

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Hour 2: In-Depth Arts Interview with William Kelley
This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing internationally acclaimed artist William Kelley. Known for his use of space, color, and shape to create alluring glowing paintings William has studios in Florence in Italy, and Florida in the US, and has had many exhibitions of his art in both countries. His work is highly admired and sought after by private collectors, including British art historian Sister Wendy Beckett, world renowned designer Adrienne Vittadini, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi (of the 700-year-old Tuscan winemaking family) and Brian Johnson the lead singer of AC/DC who owns over 15 of William’s paintings. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, William began drawing and painting as a young child. With art as his passion he attended the University of Massachusetts to study art but switched majors to history after becoming disillusioned with the department, however still putting himself through college by painting portraits of fellow students. He went on to study for four years at the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston and for two years at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Art Institute in Florence. Travelling widely through Europe and Asia, William drew inspiration from the varied cultures channelling his enthusiasm into his art and moving his focus from portrait painting to landscape. Renowned art historian and author Sister Wendy Beckett states of William’s art “The work, so rich, glowing, cheery, subtle, its colours and patterns so measured in their rhythm, its impact of serious joy so deep.” 

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