Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


Kelly KHB, Los Angeles
Member Since March 2012
Artist Statement Art is an important aspect to my life now. I’m not sure really what it’s purpose is other than a way for me to connect to that universal intuition. It seems such a part of me now, that it is hard to imagine my life without drawing but it was not so long ago that I started calling myself an Artist. It is things like this that blow my mind when I realize how much I can change in a short period of time.

A Few Years ago if you had asked me if I was Artistic or an Artist I would have said no. And I guess that would have been true at the time. I’m not sure how interesting it is to go into the play-by-play of how it came about but suffice it to say that I started by coloring in a mandala book because my kids seemed to like to do it and I was running out of distractions. One thing led to another and within a month I was drawing things in my journal and was a little taken aback by what I was capable of expressing with coloredpencils. It took a bit longer and a bit more drawing for me to call myself an “Artist” – somehow that seemed like a title I could only use if I had achieved a certain education or recognition. Like if I just decided one day to call myself a hairdresser because I figured out the right scissors to use, or call myself a swimmer because I didn’t drown after figuring out how to dog-paddle, or a healer because I knew to put antiseptic and a band-aid on my child’s scraped knee.

It is not that I have never drawn before. I drew a lot as a kid, and then my freshman year of college I was an art major. However, that was over 20 years ago and when I stopped drawing it was with the feeling I had no talent and that it was not something that I should even try to do. There were reasons I felt that way. The environment was fairly competitive and I was young and not very good at tapping into that source outside myself, allowing inspiration to move through me. So, I dropped it, in my typical black and white fashion, never to look back, convinced that I had no talent what-so-ever.

So now, even though sometimes I feel weird saying it, I do call myself an Artist. I guess this is important because it is a part of me and how I express myself and I am trying to honor who I really am. I don’t know if most people would consider me an Artist or not. But so what?... it is not like I’m calling myself a surgeon and picking up a knife without a degree or certification.

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Tags KHB, Kelly