Artist bio

Kele began her creative exploration in the early years of her childhood. Based in the U.S., she works mainly by commission, exhibiting nationally and internationally in private, solo and group exhibitions. She works in various genres and mediums preferring clay, limestone, steel and bronze in her sculptural work. Her painting preferences are oil paint and pastels for her figurative and portraiture work, most of which she mixes herself. She works in oils, acrylics, pigments and a host of mixed media materials enthusiastically embracing a good challenge which suits her vast range of versatility in the disciplines, mediums and styles in which she continues to emerge within. Her latest include NFT's. She has a deep love of metaphoric narratives that catch the audience off guard in their quest for delving into and piecing together all that envelops us. She seeks to be always reacting to her calling in hope the needs of each viewer are recognized on a level that speaks to each of them individually and lifts them up. She travels extensively and works to raise awareness in the importance of faith, belief and in knowing our Creator, the one who guides her and has also brought her to stand for causes she supports passionately such as famine, poverty, children, animals, and bullying as she too was bullied for most of her youth into her teens and offers her skills as a guest speaker, one on one and in art therapy to help children and teens. She promotes arts education, supports disaster relief and environmental issues. A mind without walls is required to resist stagnation henceforth imploring the constant rejuvenation of the source wherein ones’ creativity flows. Creative innovation is imperative to thrive in the world and only the arts have such an ability to inform and engage viewers in critical issues of our time and most importantly, to be the lighthouse from which truth can be seen. There is no other medium that has such power.





Artist Statement

Creation has allowed me to share a love that would otherwise be suspended in time for I have believed always that we are all "on call".
The methods used in my work are lengthy from the formulation of the maroger medium, the mixing of pigments, the thinly spliced layers of glaze allowing lights clear passage in between the colors. This is the introduction to the story I am about to tell.
The process is the discovery. Each creation begins by sketching in pastels, watercolor pencils or charcoal. After, depending on the type of work, I do a grisaille, underpainting build up, then begin to apply the colors which are again built up with deep hues of mixed pigments and glazes in between.
No matter how much time passes perfection is always in constant pursuit. This process continues to delight in the amount of detail and variation of life breathing color it divulges thus resulting in a beauty that at times I feel I haven't quite earned.
I work in a variety of styles such as figurative, portraiture, contemporary, modern, multimedia, mixed media, interactive, interdisciplinary.
I have a deep love of spirituality and our conduit of connectedness, in this I have traveled the world to understand, learn from and incorporate in my work to expand from along with metaphoric narratives derived from my research that catch the audience off guard in my quest for delving into and piecing together all that envelops us hoping that what needs to be taken in by each viewer is done so in a way that speaks to them individually.

How it fits into contest

When I painted "The Last Thread Will Suffice" I was not aware of your organization, only yesterday I happened upon it and immediately I looked up, smiled and said a prayer of gratitude for I knew he sent me here. You are the first outside of those close to me to see this piece and for me the message is clear for if our faith is firmly in place in the Lord the most incremental fragment of the full armor intended is enough to stand against any and ALL that come to harm us.



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