Meet the Maker is a new series of features highlighting some of the most amazing makers across the North Shore! We will be featuring a handful of new makers every Monday to hopefully help mitigate the added financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the creative community. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook as well!
Meet Kelly of Five Owls Gallery!
In your own words… what do you do? Describe the thing(s) you “make/create”
I am an artist creating images with a single line using the blind contour method. Using this method, I create images without lifting my pen from the paper, while not looking at the paper until I am finished. I then add color afterward with paint. I really enjoy creating images of animals using this method. Blind contour allows a certain freedom, while still letting the subject’s true essence to shine through.
Another subject that I love is architecture and city scenes. I post all of my work on Instagram primarily and don’t have a website at this time, but I would love to be commissioned to create pet and architectural images for people.
The world is curious — what inspires you to “make/create”?
I am a very visual person and find inspiration every day in the zest my animal companions have for life. I love playing with colors when creating animal portraits as well as cityscapes and I find color to be a unique way to play with light/shadow.
I have my BA in art history and love learning about art. By creating art, I get to play into my intellectual curiosity by learning more about the subject I am drawing/painting, whether it is an animal or a particular city scene.
What do you think could help everyone in this challenging time?
Just keep your head up. I am in an art block lately, so when I feel the slight desire to draw something, I jump on it, even if it’s just a quick sketch. Keeping it simple allows my brain to keep calm and art on.
Flamingo Coffee Mug
Whether you’re drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug’s for you! It’s sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that’ll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.
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