Artist Kelly Dillard
Mixed Media on Board
Kelly Dillard’s abstract expressionism paintings examine the way art shapes our environment, perception, and mood to engulf all that surrounds us. Her inspiration is not always the actual surrounding environment in the physical sense, but can be just a pattern, a repetition, a glimpse of light or of darkness.
Her paintings begin in an intuitive way. Layer upon layer, of push and pull, additive, subtractive, thick, and thin, tension and calm, dynamic yet subtle marks, result in a history of sorts in the under-layers and the present in the top layers.
Her expressionist work reflects much more than a gestural mark making or an 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 which is explained and one which lies beyond.