Photograph by Vince Lupo

Photograph by Vince Lupo

Kelly L. Walker


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.


For reference, you can see Kelly's work on permanent display at the following commercial spaces, but for privacy reasons, her work featured in residences will not be listed by address.

  • Tenable
  • Capital One, Tysons Corner
  • Union Wharf
  • Ampersea
  • 222 Saratoga
  • COPT
  • Hawkins Builders
  • Ritz-Carlton Residences
  • MARC House
  • N Cyber
  • 10th St. Flats, Arlington, VA