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The Art Portfolio of Kelly Leichert

A painting with bright colours and heavy outlinesThe Return

Kelly Leichert is a Saskatchewan-based artist who works in a variety of media, including acrylic, pencil, ink, charcoal, and even some digital media. The artist has a background in the architectural field, having worked as a draftsman.


A painting of a chokecherry plant seen up closeChokecherry Mosaic, oil on canvas

 

I appreciate the mosaic, stained-glass aesthetic of many of Kelly’s paintings. Plant life seems to be a subject that the artist is drawn toward, and Kelly’s colour paintings of such subject matter are often dense, with the image plane fully covered and crossed over with networks of branches and leaves. In some recent works, Kelly has taken this stained-glass kind of look even further, utilizing a range of bright colours to create forms that are clearly outlined with heavy, dark borders.


The front page of Kelly Leichert's art portfolio websitewww.kellyleichert.com

 

The variety of media represented in the artist’s portfolio allows for an interesting view -- the artist’s style adapts easily to each medium. Ink, paint, and pen feel more structured, while the artist’s forays into sculpture are highly textured and tactile, with figures that are not quite fully resolved.


A clay sculpture of a figure readingThe Reader, homemade clay and acrylic


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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