Kelly Maw

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Residing in Owen Sound, ON Kelly is an avid creativepreneur.  She has always embraced creativity and sharing her passion of life with others.  Studying acrylic painting became her primary focus in 2010 and now Kelly displays her art in two art galleries, online and at several businesses.  As Kelly developed her business The Mat and The Easel she now teaches Mawvelous Painting Classes and with her CYT and CPYT teaches Mawvelous Yoga with Kelly.

Kelly loves every aspect of creating a painting: photographing the image, drawing, mixing and blending acrylic paint on canvas and especially the tiny precision details to complete the work of art.  Her lessons teach what she loves about composition, colour and contrast.  Composition often is the up close details inside a flower or that of the nose of a horse; colour comes from a limited primary palette where she mixes all of her colours (no green, orange, purple or black on her palette) and focus on contrast by using her famous blending technique with the two brush two step (more often multi-brush side step) bringing luminosity and vibrancy to her work!

As well as displaying her body of work at various galleries and locations Kelly also has participated in Fine Craft Shows.  Her booth display is vibrant and engaging reflecting the artist she is.  She loves to chat with people and hear their stories about their creative journeys and travels. Her subject choice of preference is primarily floral but she also revels in the details of nature and animals.  Her artwork is recreated onto greeting cards that travel the world and are very well received in her Galleries.  In 2020 Kelly hit the road for the month of August in her mobile unit – Mawvelous Miss Daisy – a colourful image wrapped Ford Sunseeker.  She sat and painted in various campgrounds on her way to and from Thunderbay and northern Ontario.  While there she taught paint classes, painted front doors and sold her artwork. Have paint, will travel!

One of Kelly’s favorite things to do is post her ‘Art Attacks’ and she loves to ‘Paint Everything’.  This can be seen in her life on a daily basis with painted clothing, chairs and furniture, doors, outdoor art and many other wonderful simple things that now glow with her enthusiastic love of colour – her art attacks can be followed at her #mawvelous and #mawdified tags!  She enjoys the challenge of commission work and loves to take her teaching on the road to paint front doors and to have pop-up paint parties!  More of her joyful creations can be seen at www.kellymaw.com. Follow her on Facebook @ Kelly Maw and Instagram @ Kelly Maw Floral Artist and Youtube @ Mawvelous Creativity with Kelly.