- this is me -
I do not fit into a box.
I am an Olympian.
I am a Broadcaster.
I am a Speaker.
I am a Photographer.
I am a Painter.
I take on challenges with fearless ambition.
I am a lover of people, of stories, of connection.
This is a snapshot of my work as a painter.
Storytelling With A Brush
"To create is an honoured tradition of bearing one's soul for others to judge.
A process wrought with beautiful struggle."
oil on wood (a range of sizes)
A series of portraits/non-portraits inspired by Canada's toque culture.
10"x10" - acrylic on wood
This is a series filled with fun and adventure as you join Hal The Moose as he explores Canada's Rocky Mountains. These are available as originals, postcards, and there is a children's book to come!
24"x24" - acrylic on wood
At its core, my art is inspired by my emotional responses. Once an image is stuck in my mind, I simply MUST paint it. This painting, like many of my pieces, was inspired by one of my photographs, However, it took on a life of its own once I began putting paint on canvas.
ALWAYS YOU - SOLD
28"x20" - acrylic on wood
This emotive image of my son was crying out for another life - so here it is. I chose to stick with a monotone palate to both simplify and accentuate the intimacy of his expression.
A MOMENT PLEASE
16"x24" - acrylic on wood
This young owl was well taken care of, but it was not free. In a crowd of people reaching out to pet this captive bird, I snapped this image. I then wanted to 'set her free' and saw that coming in the form on a night scene. I am now at peace with this image, and like most of my work, it also makes me smile.
UNDER THE STARS
36"x 18" - acrylic on wood
This beautiful animal was mounted on a wall, someone's trophy. After seeing it there, I kept having visions of it 'relocated' under the stars as I did for the owl, 'Taking A Moment'.
36" x 24" - acrylic on canvas
Sitting beside my 4y old son as he created his own piece of art, I was inspired and free-flowing. This painting had three lives/phases. In the end, It's a work that speaks to the sentiments I feel at my home, in Canmore, Alberta.
ON MY WAY - SOLD
30"x40" - acrylic on canvas
This painting was simple yet challenging. Trying to demonstrate movement & detail of a solo skier, awaiting his next adrenaline-filled descent.
20" x 60" - acrylic on canvas
The largest canvas I have taken on to date sat in my basement awaiting inspiration to strike for over 2y. Finally, this image, again inspired by my photographic work, depicts a woman collecting herself moments before competition. A moment I can relate to personally and connect with deeply.
AN AIRY FOCUS - SOLD
24" x 48" - acrylic on wood
With one of the largest canvases I've worked on to date, I wanted to ensure the subject spoke to me. The complete focus on the task at hand felt right on every level, and the negative space offered a balance that I'm drawn to. However, most importantly, this moment makes me smile and I hope it does for you too.
Please reach out to learn more about Kelly's art & inspiration.