Maggie Kelly

Bachelor of Applied Arts

Capturing the human face and form will always be my primary fascination when I create. My
desire to understand others becomes satisfied when I study another person and attempt to
document my interpretations. As humans, we are all unique and beautiful in our own ways. My joy comes from finding a balance between idealized beauty and a subject’s likeness. For a lot of my life I have attempted to capture human expression through mediums such as graphite, charcoal, and digital drawings. Over the last several years I have branched out into other mediums such as clay sculpture and chalk pastels. My work is a way to reflect my interest in psychology, as I not only strive to understand how people appear, but also their inner emotions. Working with live models is preferred as people constantly express themselves, even when sitting still. I enjoy getting lost in the process of capturing human essence.

Anxiety 

2020

colored pencils

5.5x8"

Time

2020

colored pencils

5.5x8"

Untitled 

2020

graphite

18x24"

Gesture 

2020

charcoal

18x24"

Hypnagogia 

2020

colored pencil

18x24"

Portia Not Wounding Her Thigh

(A Master Study) 

2020

graphite

18x24"

Stare 

2020

marker and ink

7x10"

Untitled 

2020

pastel pencil and graphite

18x24"

Twig Tea November 

2020

digital

1450x1440px

Spring 

2020

natural materials

8x12x2"

Drifting Off 

2020

clay

18x9x5"

Disgust 

2020

clay

18x9x5"