#sparkchamber 073018 — Shayne Kelly
A warm [and humid ;-)] end-of-July welcome to artist Shayne Kelly. Raised in Vancouver, Shayne was lucky to have an excellent high school art teacher, inspiring him to go on to art school. Originally studying industrial design, he transferred into painting and sculpture, and got a job faux finishing right out of school. He continues with his own painting in watercolor oils and mixed media, but only as a part-time, personal direction — “I wish to bring people to wonder at the mundane. To find something meaningful through the process of seeing. I want to make the mundane iconic and create a discourse between viewer and object.” With no desire to sell, he has “hoarded a stock pile” of his work. Perhaps with a few more, he will think about shopping galleries.
1.] Where do ideas come from?
The mash-up of chaos and order that meet in the mind; the awe and wonder of nature, time, and objects.
2.] What is the itch you are scratching?
I want to capture something I see or think and want to put it on my wall and contemplate.
3.] Early bird or night owl, tortoise or hare?
I like to work late and with little expectations or deadlines. I also like to skip days and do nothing or watch movies.
4.] How do you know when you are done?
Nothing bothers me, and I have come close to the original vision with the least fuss.