Whether I am exploring in my neighborhood, in a quiet park, or somewhere far away; I am paying attention and collecting stories (see travel photos below). An amalgamation of influences referenced in the work include advertising, graffiti, natural textures, architecture, symbolism, and human interaction.
In the studio I'm focused on exploring too and am fascinated by colors, marks, textures, and materials. I want to see how all of these things interact and speak to each other, to you, and to me. I use various methods and materials; and often incorporate art remnants, personal mementos, and found and recycled materials into surfaces.
There is a component of mystery to this process that keeps me engaged. I'm always curious about what's around the next corner; it feels hopeful.
Ultimately, my work is about exploring and communicating energy. I want to tap into a moment and share. Do you feel it too?
Spanning energy, memory, and sensory experience, Seeber's bold and colorful abstracts speak to the philosophy and foundation of her art practice based on energy and exploration both in and out of the studio.
Seeber is a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow (2017-2018). Her solo show show, "Rhythm and Flow: The Energy of Movement" was held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2018. She has been recently featured in Studio Visit Magazine (issue 45), and previously featured by Design Crush, the MOMA blog, TheArtHunters, and local newspapers and magazines. Kelly's art is held in private collections throughout the United States.
A wholly self-taught painter, Kelly earned an Associate degree in Liberal Arts, and a Bachelor and Master of Science degree focused in research. Originally from San Francisco Bay, Kelly began exhibiting her art in 2015, and now lives and works in Virginia.
Besides painting, Kelly loves yoga, writing, and photography (click here to see portraits and travel photography).
It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.
Live the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. E.B. White
Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Mary Oliver