Megan Kelley - Painter and Furniture Artist
I have been painting ever since I could pick up a paintbrush, but I really feel that I came alive artistically when I moved to the southwest in 2009. I am so inspired by the beauty and charm of the southwest, particularly where I live, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I love using unusual things as a canvas, and I have two collections here at The Artist's Gallery:
Flying Colors Furniture Shoppe
I love to "upcycle," or in other words, to make old things new again. This is a collection of hand-painted furniture. I rescue unused and unloved furniture before it ends up in the landfill. I fix, refurbish and hand-paint the piece to make it into a one-of-a-kind, unique piece of art. The piece of furniture becomes my canvas. I use many different mediums to create these pieces, including chalk, milk, clay and mineral paints, environmentally-friendly stains, gel glazes, pumice and waxes.
I love landscapes, and I also love bright colors and whimsy. My "Whimsical West" pieces are a mixed-media collection of mountains, trees and other landscapes (often inspired by photographs I have taken,) painted on metal canvases. I enjoy taking the initial inspiration and turning it into a whimsical, fantasy-like interpretation, using acrylics, watercolor, fabrics, faux leathers, rice paper, stain, glaze, rocks, and other forms of collage.
Thank you so much for your interest in my work!