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“Mourning Birds, Drawing”

by Kelley Hensing

This drawing started as one of the concept sketches I’d created in my process towards a final painting. The painting was created for a group show at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, OK, with the theme of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”. The piece was very well received and sold during the show’s opening. Since then the sketches have been staring at me… watching. During these long winter nights I was able to finish rendering one of the alternate versions, and and found a creepy vintage frame that fit the final sketch just right. The frame has been left as found, to retain an aged look. The drawing has been mounted on panel, and has a slight hint of pale pink in a few of the center flowers.

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Kelley creates new pieces every month! Feel free to contact her for a current list of work available from the studio. She accepts commissions both big and small, and will be happy to create something strange and special to match your price range.

Bio: Kelley is inspired by the mysterious. She grew up in a house by the woods surrounded by animals and wilderness, so many of her themes bring together strange nature, mortality and spirituality. Using archetypes of characters from folklore and myth as well as her own stories, she enjoys portraying unusual tales that symbolize our emotions and fears.

Kelley is an artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of design. Her favorite mediums are oils on wood and pencil on paper, and she loves to create her work by hand. Her favorite genres range from gothic and steampunk to classic fantasy and legends. Traveling is her only other passion equal to a career in art and is a vital component in inspiring her work.