Kellsie Moore - Denver

What inspiration do you get from artists around you?

I am constantly soaking in inspiration from artists around me. Some artists from the past — like van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas — but also contemporary artists that I find in some of my favourite galleries or on Instagram. I adore watching people’s processes and appreciating how different and unique our styles are. It’s beautiful how a dozen people can paint the same thing and you’ll get a dozen different expressions every time.


What inspiration do you get from artists around you?


The pandemic obviously forced change and a massive slow-down for most people, which in some ways dampened creativity and inspiration; however, it also allowed for a deeper awareness and stillness that opened the door for new ideas to come in. I actually used this time over the past couple of years to dive in and create more. It opened up a desire and commitment within me to take less unnecessary middle steps in my life and really begin creating at the level I want to be at now. Art cultivates connection, showcases beauty (which is subjective), discusses ideas, communicates meaning and reveals part of the human spirit in every brushstroke.


Continue reading in issue No.9.

“The Starry Rocky Mountains” by Kellsie Moore