Living Lightly, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30 in
Necessary Acknowledgment, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 in
Natural Troubles, acrylic on canvas 28 x 30 in
Fantasies Take Control, acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in
Easy For Now, acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in
Release, acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in
Exploration of Lightness, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30 in
Instigate Insignificance, acrylic on canvas 28 x 30 in
Kellie Slingerland is a contemporary surrealist figurative artist who began exhibiting her works in 2010. Born and raised near Sacramento, California Slingerland was exposed to art at a young age and has been experimenting with painting her entire life. As a maturing adolescent, she found her style and fondness of painting emotional and detailed figures surrounded with an in depth backgrounds that truly captures the viewer’s eye. Her passion is expressing feelings and emotion on canvas so the viewer can get a sense of what the concept really is. All of Slingerland’s work is concept art because she believes the concept is the most important part to a successful painting. Slingerland is an uprising artist aspiring to share her experiences and philosophies with the world.
Through Kellie Slingerland’s work she illustrates typical life events people experience: be it fortunate or unfortunate. She believes the best way to connect with people is through artwork because people are able to interpret it as they need and can find guidance within each piece. While thinking of a new piece Slingerland reminisces in the good times and reevaluates the bad in hopes of being inspired. Her work is truly an extension of herself and an unfolding of her experiences and philosophies. The inspiration in her life allows her to create many works of art as well as condor up many different concepts to project through her paintings. In her paintings she shows growth and an overcoming of things which really sets her apart from the rest. Slingerland’s art is personal, but universal enough for everyone to relate to.