About the Artist:
Kelly S. Billette’s father is an automotive engineer with a talent and interest in wildlife art. Thus, Kelly possessed an innate talent both in abstract and representational painting and drawing that was evident since early childhood. This talent continued to flourish throughout the years.
Kelly’s art combines the precision of technology with the emotional implications of abstract painting to create a paradoxical art. The colors and forms of her work are variable: some contain sharp lines and shades of gray, while others present organic shapes and bright blues, reds and yellows. The titles of her works are also variable and vague, leading the viewer to consider the imagery portrayed in her watercolors. Her surfaces are smooth and impenetrable, provoking questions about the authenticity of an art that was created as part of a reproduction, a piece of a series that was not intended to be a unique experience but rather a universal one. Her egalitarian medium reflects her philosophy of non-academic art. She is interested in presenting work that destroys rather than affirms an art canon.
Kelly has been a lifelong compulsive visionary and all of her paintings follow the same thread. They begin with an unplanned line that represents a road or course that leads her into a mind journey. The line develops into forms that are ambiguous, then may explode and evolve into new forms, like energy changing forms.
Her style may be somewhat similar to Joan Miro's or Paul Klee's in that it is direct and unplanned. Yet, it differs in that the subject matter is produced entirely by the subconscious. The second it becomes a conscious effort, the integrity of the work is lost.
Dogbotz Boneyard highly values the abstract, and at times explosive, images of Kelly S. Billette’s watercolors because of her union of technological concepts with human emotions that shape a visionary world both intellectually indefinable yet subconsciously comprehensible. Her vivid colors, bold strokes, and ambiguous shapes present original landscapes of the heart and soul. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard art gallery for your own personal collection, we present Kelly S. Billette’s Cinnamon Star.