Kelly Shaw, Denver, CO Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement My characters began to develop as a teenager, when I forced myself to rely on pure instinct by finishing multiple pieces within a short period of time. This experience, which generated a large collection of work, culminated in deep character development and forever altered my vision as an artist. By tapping deeply into that part of my imagination hitherto uncovered, my characters suddenly began to reveal themselves around every corner. Today, when I sit down to design a piece, it appears on the canvas before I even reach for a brush. My work is most influenced by the subtle images of everyday life. Each day briefs a fresh life experience that further enriches my visual diary. My style is at once deeply defined and fluid, constantly transforming. Elements of my personal perception of the subject weave into the painting and are part and parcel of each image and symbol. Only upon completing a piece do I discover what it is, can be, and strives to represent. Bold vibrant colors and decorative details help me to enhance the intensity of each painting. The Red Dog in every piece is meant as a personal mark and signature image. Its origin began in the first series of impulse paintings.
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