Colors is an exhibition that explores the natural world. Through 13 bright, daring colorful artworks, Kelly’s work communicates that the ordinary can be extraordinary. Colors provides the communication needed to encourage exploration and cheers on the viewer to explore the creative, natural world around them and the relationship between nature, color, and contrast.
Colors is truly about the love of color and what each color means to you. Ask yourself: “What relationship do you have with color? Does a wildly colorful room make you excited, nervous, or does chaos calm your nerves? What is your favorite color? Does a color remind you of a favorite memory? Or do you simply respond emotionally to a piece based on the color alone? And, finally, why is color so important to us?”
Helena based artist, Kelly Bourgeois has been honing her painting skills over the past several years. With degrees in the fields of Fine Arts, Business and Healthcare, Kelly combines the natural world with hyper-colors to create a fusion of bright, fun and surreal environments. She is multi-media artist whose works primarily in watercolor, acrylic, quilling, and ink. Bourgeois’ work often features nature scenes in both a natural and artificial setting. Her works can be found in private collections around the world.
With influences as diverse as Maurice de Vlaminck to graffiti artist Seen UA, her works are an exploration of the beauty of nature’s natural composition expressed through hyper-colors, abstract form, and contrast. Transforming common nature scenes, Kelly creates a world that splashes and transfuses color into dynamic, thought-provoking artworks.
She encourages you to explore, play, learn, and possibly change the way you see the world around you. Kelly expresses her love of learning and vibrant outlook of life through her “larger” than life compositions. Utilizing the beauty of Montana and riding on the coattails of the greatest artist of all, Nature.