Kelly Boyle, a self taught artist. Born in Wakefield, now residing in Leeds.
All of my work is organic in process.
My work reflects fun, freedom, individuality, proportion, movement, progression, imperfection, difference and a balance between emotion and logic as well as provoking interaction, discussion and accessibility.
Art/Creativity is my way of releasing raw emotions, choosing acrylic & acrylic thickener for paintings and ball point pens as the medium for my drawings.
I was too self-critical in early years, always striving for perfection. A lack of ideas prevented me from creating, like writers block. Now I can create freely without requiring any ideas, as I have since learnt to embrace a more conscious freedom in expression, finding that ideas for paintings/drawings form in my subconscious whilst absorbing daily life.
I prefer to draw when I’m out and about. I’m like a sponge that soaks up my entire environment, both visually and audibly, I find inspiration in shapes, light, contrast, emotions and interactions between people. The majority of the colours I use are inspired by nature.
Each piece is a bookmark to my emotional state, which is why they’re titled with the date of completion. The artworks produced represent different things to different archetypes/people, suggesting a conversation between objective and subjective perspectives. This is something that I think is important about art, people coming together and finding freedom in their own opinions, as well as accepting the individual interpretation of others. This helps me to remember that nothing is ever one sided.
Creating artwork helps me escape from the monotonous and upsetting aspects of reality and provides me a sense of achievement. I’m driven by pure passion and expression. Being creative tunes my ability to hyper-focus and keeps my obsessive personality at bay in a positive and productive way.
As my art grows, the more it adds light to the dark and continues to shape and lead with its own personal philosophy.