Kelly Walker paints with zeal and confidence, committing spontaneous reflections of her mood and emotions to canvas. Walker’s abstract paintings demonstrate the techniques, textures, and patterns she employs as a professional decorative painter. Utilizing a wide range of atypical materials, her works are intricately layered and her surfaces defy explanation, calling reference to landscape, graffiti, and color fields. Walker’s artwork has been featured extensively at venues both in and outside of the Baltimore area, including the Rosenberg Gallery, Silo Point, Gallery 1951 in Los Angeles, and the Delaware Museum of Art.
I am in a perpetual state of exploring and developing the mediums which I employ. My work is organic and uncensored, and I rely solely on intuition and my current emotional state when producing work. My emotional landscape seems to be cyclical and I have found comfort in channeling these moments that explain the reason I produce in series. I push mediums past their intended purposes, encouraging them to collide and react, not rejecting happy accidents, and forcing incompatible materials to meet. I work in fits of inspiration and struggle to find the time to create – that tension is used to my advantage. I frequently revisit paintings that have long since been put away. This process of reworking and revisiting a piece delivers charge, texture and energy that is not to be overlooked. In the end, I want to make the world a more beautiful place to live in, one encounter at a time.