Kelisha is an instinctual painter with a diverse range of style, and has chosen abstraction as her main tenor for its infinity of perceptions. She hand builds and stretches her own canvases and while working in traditional enamels, acrylics and watercolors, she also incorporates sand, papers, wood, plaster and many non-traditional materials into her pieces. Working in 'skins' or multiple layers of brush strokes, pourages or unconventional techniques of application, her finished pieces vary from highly complex to minimalist and pure with colors conveying emotion all of which are made with the sincerest conviction.
Participating in numerous exhibitions in addition to several celebrity auction galas, she has also been the selected recipient of numerous nominations and awards for her works including shows for The Berkeley Art Center, and the San Diego Art Institute, as well as receiving the coveted Canson Award presented by David Lawrence, Dean of Humanities, Film and Cinematographer on behalf of the Fine Arts Institute of The San Bernardino Museum also, an Award of Merit presented by Nancy DiBenedetto, Visual Arts Professor, California State University & Adjunct Professor of Art, Marymount Manhattan College, New York art critic, historian and noted lecturer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art on behalf of The Manhattan Arts, New York, New York.
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