I am a self-taught artist. I prefer conceptual work to realism, as I find that type o f work is more open to expression.
Most of my work is figurative, as I feel most inspired by human experiences and emotions. I want my viewers to see what certain experiences feel like. I want my work to be thought-provoking as well as visually pleasing and interesting. I often like to use humor in my paintings, and their titles, though usually the more you think about them, a deeper meaning emerges behind the humor.
I am a very active member of Lakeland Art Association, Warsaw IN, and I nearly always have a few pieces of work in their gallery. I have also shown at several other local galleries and businesses. My work is in private collections across the United States, and even internationally, through online sales.
I maintain an Etsy shop, where you can find a large selection of my work. Www.TrulyOriginalArt.Etsy.com
You can also find more of my work on my website at www.kellyshoemakerart.com