Kelly Steller Hrad
Kelly Steller Hrad is a contemporary abstract painter who expresses her thoughts on canvas through multiple mediums from acrylic to 3-Dimensional oil and beyond. Her artwork is an expression of life through color and line and captivates the eye with rich vivid layers. Her distinctive style exudes joy and peace
and expresses a vibrant spirit that emanates off the canvas.
For Kelly, art is a lifelong journey. She has always loved color, creating, imagining, and exploring the arts. Growing up there were countless road trips that offered the time to appreciate the art of nature, architecture, museums, and galleries. As the miles rolled by from sunrise to sunset, Kelly took in the mountains, valleys, canyons, and prairies. Stashing these stunning visuals away in her memory.
Decades later she now draws on those memories to inspire her work. Kelly’s hope is that her journey will create a pause, a connection, and a conversation that enhances someone else's journey.
Art brings beauty to the community. Whether it's music, dance, paintings, sculpture, photography, or nature doing its thing. Art is truly all around, but it is the community’s responsibility to pause and take it in, support and encourage. Pause and experience the art, feel the art, and be the art. Art is created by the artist, it takes the patron and the community to embrace, appreciate and discuss. No matter what type of art, beauty comes from the soul of the artist. A soul that has experienced joy, sorrow, pain, love, laughter, staring over but most importantly that soul has taken a chance on themselves.
Art creates connections and conversations. Connections with others in galleries, museums, and lobbies of performance halls as the patrons wait with anticipation and excitement for the performance and shared experiences. The connections with people open conversation, discussion, dialogue, or exchange of ideas. Everyone experiences art in their own way sharing their thoughts about art with others promotes further inspiration and creativity. With so much of the world at our fingertips, art gives us a momentary (hopefully longer) pause, to create personal connections through conversations with others as the art is experienced.
Supporting the arts builds character, and art takes most people out of their comfort zones as they broaden their horizons. By supporting the arts, you encourage individual artists to push themselves out of their own comfort zones, to keep dreaming, connecting, conversing, and to keep creating. The art community is growing and will continue to flourish as the community experiences the arts, talks about the arts, and continues to support the arts. Enjoy the beauty, establish a connection, and start a conversation with the artists who bring art to life.