Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Works in Progress

Just wanted to post some works in progress. I like to show the process of a piece.

40x 24 Untitled as of yet, unfinished

24 x24 The Unknown

Please let me shed some light into why I titled this piece "The Unknown". This painting was a continual prayer/meditation time with God. I really was wrapped with the Holy Spirit while creating the structure with the stucco medium via my palette knife. Later I looked close and realized there was some sort of symbol in it. Very intriguing. This piece has an severe texture, about 3/4 inch deep in some parts. I wanted the outer parts to have a stone light quality. In person it's much more interesting to touch and look at. I'll be showing this one at the RAW:Natural Born Artist showcase "Activate" on February 29th at the El Rey in LA.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hello Fellow Art Lovers! I hope you will have time to join us on Saturday January 21st between 6 & 10pm for our Artist's Reception in Gallery Expo. This month we are doing an event with the Jones Gallery and we will be having artists Live Painting inside of the main hall and outside on the sidewalk, we have 3 Bands who will be playing, 2 DJs to fill in any slack time, art demos, installations and a ton of other stuff to add to what we have going on in Gallery Expo. Please bring your friends and family and plan on a big night! If you can't make it on Saturday, the event is two days so you could come on Friday Jan 20th or come for both nights. Any questions please email me at kwabstracts@gmail.com God Bless, Kellie Thomas-Walker

Friday, January 13, 2012

My girls and I headed out to 1BL for Christmas Eve service

Unfinished 24x24 heavy texture

Just updating the work on this piece. Fun with stucco med. and of course my love, the pallet knives. It's close to being finished. The trick is to realize the point when you need to quit.

36x36 "A Tree In Kyoto"

This piece in on exhibit at Gallery Expo in Bixby Knolls until the end of the month. I fell in love with "Memoirs of a Geisha" the novel long before the film came out. The film is stunning as well. This painting is my tribute to Japan and all it's beauty.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Gallery Expo @ Expo 4321 Atlantic Avenue 562-208-4226 Twenty-three Long Beach area artists have come together at Gallery Expo for the January open call no theme exhibit. Fifty-two works of art will be shown in what might be considered the best exhibit yet at the small gallery located in the EXPO Arts Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. Sculptor and art instructor Susan Hawkins has entered two life sized sculptures and two half size works that will captivate onlookers with her use of metal and plaster. The forms are graceful and rough featuring smooth, sensual curves and soft looking plaster lines interplaying with the rough almost dangerous looking rod iron and sharp edges of steel mess. In stark contrast to Susan’s work, artist and mother Kellie Walker is back showing four of her newest works of abstract in there large format of a dominate color messed with soft lines. Artist Bruce Barlow has created four new works for this show as well. "His work features the world in miniature from a skewed point of view that only Bruce seems to be able to pull off. Bruce's works are eccentric, unique and well crafted often harboring a dark side mixed with a dash of humor" said exhibit curator Douglas Orr. Artists in the January Open Call are; Bruce Barlow, Susan Hawkins, Trish Ivory, Cheril Russel, Cheryl Paoline, Diane Heesen, Ellen Butler, Ione Citron, Jill Cresap, John Hess, Joray Rylee, Janet Yoo, Kellie Walker, Marcus Smith, Mark Metzner, Mike Schelly, Mitchell Iliff, Nairobi Tony, Rosemary Taggard, Douglas Orr, David Rodriguez and Patricia Marin The exhibit runs from January 6, 2012 to January 28, 2012 and is open Fridays and Saturdays between 4 & 8pm. Free admission and parking is on the north side of the building or on the street. Gallery Expo will hold an Artist's Reception for the show on Saturday January 21 between 6 & 9pm. We will offer a best of show cash prize, live entertainment, snacks and a donation bar. The reception is free and open to the public. Well-behaved supervised children and adults are welcome. See all of our exhibits and more at galleryexpo.net

Sunday, January 1, 2012

"Hidden City" inspired by Salvidore Dali and Hayao Miyazaki

January Exhibition

Enjoy a collection of art work created by Long Beach and Los Angeles area artists. Paintings (watercolors, oils, pastels), mixed media, drawings, sculptures, installations and photography. Exhibit opens Friday, Jan 6 from 6-10 pm. An artists’ reception will be held Sat., January 21, from 6-8 pm. Exhibit runs through Jan. 27. I will be exhibiting four pieces and my mother will be showing four as well. Come down and support the arts!