Artist Spotlight: Martha Kelsey

'Tides', oil and gesso on board, 280 x 175 mm, 2017

'Tides', oil and gesso on board, 280 x 175 mm, 2017

'Strata', oil and gesso on board, 280 x 175 mm, 2017

'Strata', oil and gesso on board, 280 x 175 mm, 2017

 

Characterised by chalky shades and sorrowful washes, Martha Kelsey’s paintings belie their basic material: oil paints. Despite tackling a diverse range of figurative subject matter, Martha’s paintings frequently conjure a sense of earth and water. Uncertainty in her work is matched by the flux of her practice. She continues to test new ground in her Cheltenham studio, and regularly shows work across the South West. Her upcoming solo exhibition 'Latte Leninism' opens at the Vestibules, Bristol, in August 2017. More information at www.subject-action-object.com

CreativeSarah Porteus