Kelsey Irvin

First Love

First Love
Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 59, $13,800

And That We Are

And That We Are
Mixed Media on Panel, 50 x 50

Nouveau

Nouveau
Mixed Media on Panel, 60 x 48

Storyline Situ Series

Storyline Situ Series
Mixed Media on Panel, 4x72, 6x72 & 10x72

Storyline Panels II

Storyline Panels II
Mixed Media on Panel, 4x72 & 6x72

Storyline Panels II

  Storyline Panels II
Mixed Media on Panel, 4x72 & 6x72

Deserving Memories

  Deserving Memories
Vintage Ephemera, Oil, Acrylic, & Fabric on Panel, 48 x 60

Letters from a Self-Made

  Letters from a Self-Made
Vintage Ephemera, Oil, Acrylic, & Fabric on Panel, 48 x 36

Power of Will

  Power of Will
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 36

Storyline Panels III

  Storyline Panels III
Mixed Media on Panel, 4x60, 6x60 & 10x60

For Our Fair Ladies

  For Our Fair Ladies
Vintage Ephemera, Oil, Acrylic, & Fabric on Panel, 40 x 30

With Purpose

  With Purpose
Vintage Ephemera, Oil, Acrylic, & Fabric on Panel, 40 x 30

Très Chic

  Très Chic
Vintage Ephemera, Oil, Acrylic, & Fabric on Panel, 40 x 40

Storyline Panels

  Storyline Panels
Mixed Media on Panel, 4x72, 6x72, 10x72

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Artist Statement

I find myself collecting traces of people’s lives. Memories misplaced in need of recognition; old letters; vintage matchbooks; boxes of aging paper treasure. Using vintage ephemera in my work is a way to pay homage to those memories, those lives. In a world that is becoming more digital each day, I’m driven to bring new life to objects that may otherwise be lost and deteriorated in time. The challenge I seek is to maintain a balance between working with such old objects and recreating them in a contemporary artwork that holds the test of time.