Kellie Weeks received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bradford College in 2001. After years of exploring many media she is now focused on painting with pigment sticks and encaustic, an ancient medium comprised of beeswax, resin and dry pigments. While using encaustics for their unsurpassed quality, depth and brilliancy, Kellie also incorporates dry pigments, metal leaf, shellac, and other mixed media as vehicles to develop a whole lexicon of imagery.
Kellie is an abstract painter. Often in her work, basic fields of color, shapes and objects are seen yielding to one another or competing for space. These dynamic compositions tend to describe simple relationships which reveal pertinent information about mankind and what it means to be a living being in this world, all the while trying to illuminate the human spirit and the journey it is on. Kellie’s work has been exhibited nationally in many juried and group shows, and is included in many private and public collections. Additionally, she has worked on many commissioned pieces.
In October 2011 Kellie was quite honored to be included in a group show called “Imagination” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She works diligently, day to day in the studio, searching for what Mark Rothko calls the “anecdote of the spirit.”