Kelly Grace gets it absolutely right with Date Nights, her mixed media snapshots of the intimate moments leading up to going out. The poignant, realistic mini-portraits are among work that includes a series on Faces and Pinups, as well as still life paintings. (See end of the post for a description of the process she uses)
Her Date Nights on 4 x 6″ panels were popular at this year’s Toronto Artist Project. (See this Toronto Life post – Photo Credit: Kevin Naulls)
Her mixed media works combine drawing, painting and a printmaking process called pigment transfer, or gel transfer. She transfers her own pencil rendering for each piece, which acts as a collage template for an edition of 10.
Each piece goes through several layers of hand-applied process, including painting.
Kelly Grace grew up in York Region, north of Toronto where, at age 14, she started her training as a visual artist. She is a graduate of Sheridan College. There’s a good interview with her, here on Star Portraits.
Kelly Grace’s website, here.
Her Date Nights Facebook album, here.