Medium(s): Mixed Media
Summary/Artist Statement:ABOUT KELSEY MERKLE: “When we first saw it, we thought it was outstanding,” said Elaine Harrigan, Marketing Director of the Kenan Center House Gallery in Lockport, NY when asked about Kelsey’s piece entered in the 2010 prestigious Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit. “For someone like [Merkle], winning an award in a significant gallery out of people who are mostly veteran artists, and to think it’s her first year entering, it’s really saying that she has an extraordinary talent. “ added Harrigan She wasn’t competing against novices.”
It’s fun to win, and be honored, but that isn’t what it’s all about. It’s about doing what you love. This is what Kelsey loves.
Kelsey Merkle is a young emerging artist near Buffalo, NY. She is currently attending Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario Canada in the Visual and Creative Arts Program hoping to move into the renowned Animation program. She is paying for college by painting faces at various art shows and events.
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