Photograph by Vince Lupo

Photograph by Vince Lupo

Kelly L. Walker

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

I am in a perpetual state of exploring and developing the mediums which I employ as a professional decorative painter. My work is organic and uncensored, and I rely solely on intuition and my current emotional state when producing my work. My emotional landscape seems to be cyclical and I have found comfort in channeling these moments, which explains the reason that I produce in such different series. I push mediums past their intended purposes, encouraging them to collide and react on the surface, often creating happy accidents. I utilize a wide range of atypical materials and works are intricately layered and surfaces defy explanation, at times calling reference to landscape, graffiti and vibrant color fields. I work in fits of inspiration as I struggle to find time to create between my personal and professional practice. That tension is used to my advantage as I frequently revisit paintings that have long since been put away. This process of working and reworking a piece delivers change in texture, mood and composition. A true moving meditation, I find quiet and peace in my personal practice. In the end, that conflict I create from generates a calm in its end stage. In the end I want to make the world a more beautiful place, one encounter at a time.