Kelly Dillard is a self-taught contemporary abstract artist. Her paintings often derive from nature and its’ ever-changing temperament. Her paintings contain layer upon layer of gestural mark-making and expressive brush strokes, using various color palettes and mediums.
She has drawn inspiration from her years abroad. From the sharp cliffs of the North Sea’s coast, easing into the lush countryside of Scotland, to the ever so grey sky that holds all its' intensity, and she even finds beauty in the mundane. Now that passion, vision, and inspiration has carried over with the artist’s travels to the mystic and mysterious mountains of the Ouachita National Forest, and the thick deep roots growing in the Piney Woods of East Texas.
Kelly examines the way art shapes our environment, perception, and mood to engulf all that surrounds us. Her paintings reflect much more than her gestural mark making or her emphasis on stroke, texture, and color. It is the embodiment of two worlds colliding, that of the five senses and that of the sixth. One in which is explained and one which lies beyond.
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