Kellie is an award-winning photographer and visual artist with a deep desire to connect to nature, to her audience and to herself. Kellie plays with texture, light, movement and nature, to create evocative figurative images, that are connected to the sub conscious and thus deeply engaging. Born in north Queensland, and firmly connected to nature, it wasn’t until Kellie began travelling in 2000 that she picked up a camera and her journey into art began. Kellie used photography to document her travels and the many women she encountered, discovering her own and others’ stories in the process.
Kellie then worked in both wedding and food photography, where she learnt her craft and honed her skills in capturing emotion and constructing elegant compositions. In 2014, she completed a Diploma in Professional Photography and began to see what might be possible in the interplay of digital art and photography. With a lifelong interest in dance and women’s stories, and wanting to create a of art from start to finish without the use of models, Kellie turned to self-portraiture as form of visual storytelling. She dived into the relationship between nature and femininity: sometimes playful, other times dark and mysterious, yet always conveyed with a strong thread of emotion.
Today Kellie merges traditional photographic techniques with digital art and sometimes other mixed media to produce painterly images often described as highly emotive, whimsical and evocative Kellie has had numerous solo exhibitions along with many group shows. Her art sells both nationally and internationally and has featured on Channel 9 TV Show The Block 2019Channel 2019, and in publications such as The World of Interiors, Conde Nast UK and Home Design Magazine, Australia. Kellie has also won or been a finalist for numerous awards including the Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne Small Works Art Award 2018 and the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award.
Exhibiting at: Quilla Design Emporium – 5913, Tweed Valley Way, Mooball, NSW 2483.