Kelly Tunstall's portraits are stylized female figures in adapted environments: nests built of painted boards held together by drawn nails or far off planets. The physical form and its accompanying exterior become a mirror for internal thought processes and turmoil. Working in acrylic, collage, spray paint, pencil, pen and ink, gold leaf and some secret sauce, her experimental yet classically grounded works live comfortably in a space between graphic expression, stylized representation, surrealism, and sketch. The patina of age and calligraphic drawing methods lend further depth to her story-filled worlds. She received her BA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 2002.
December 8, 2018 - January 7, 2019
Group show featuring 16 x 20 in. signature paintings by eighteen established and emerging urban contemporary painters.
Affordable Art Series 5
December 10, 2016 - January 9, 2017
The 5th edition of the Affordable Art Series.
Affordable Art Series 4
December 12, 2015 - January 25, 2016
The 4th edition of the Affordable Art Series.