- Contact Name
- Kim Gellatly
I was born in Toronto, grew up in the Waterloo area and am now living in an 1840 stone house on an orchard in Meaford with my husband and dog Dixi (or perhaps we’re just living with her!). My first inkling that art was something of interest was in Junior Kindergarten when I won 3rd prize in sculpture at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto and in the same year brought to school, with the help of my sister, my grandfather clock made from three boxes with a swinging pendulum versus the paper plate face clock my teacher had in mind. I graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Illustration in 1993 which led to more education and a career as a Social Worker in the mental health field. Returning to making art was my self care, my passion, my energy back in and I felt a sense of having reconnected to a familiar place I had called home in my 20’s – and now have no intentions of leaving.
The Grey Bruce Peninsula provides an endless array of evolving skies, landscapes and emotions that act as inspiration for my works. I am excited by the variety of mediums available for interpreting what I see and enjoy working fluidly from chalk and pencil to painting in watercolour, gouache or acrylic. Natural and rural living environments are often the subject matter in my works from floral studies to the farms dotted along the roadside reminiscent of my drives from Waterloo to Elora or Sauble Beach as a child. For me it is about the landscapes and experiences captured in my camera lens, when my husband and I are cruising along in our classic cars heading to nowhere or everywhere, that represent a story or feeling to be interpreted and shared.