Kelsey is originally from Lancaster but now resides in Morgantown, PA. Her current work focuses on layering various dry and wet acrylic media playing with transparent layers, gritty texture, and chunky paint. It's a mixed media process that she founds both intriguing and challenging. The end result is expressive looking and often features rainy looking drips and splatters layered with ethereal sections of transparent color and stark charcoal mark making.
"When I create I feel a sense of communion with something greater that I don't find anywhere else. That communion is meaningful to me in a way that's hard to put into words. That's what keeps me stepping up to the easel again and again. It’s fascinating and slightly mysterious to me that one piece of artwork can be viewed by multiple people and each person can find a different meaning or message in it. The viewer puts the finishing touches on each piece of art by deriving their own meaning or message from what they’re seeing. To me, that’s part of the magic of art."