We are pleased to introduce our new artist, Colorado-based painter Kay Flierl. Kay joins Sorelle Gallery showcasing two distinct series - coastal landscape paintings which capture figures along the shoreline, as well as highly abstracted floral pieces.
Kay pulls inspiration for her original paintings from the nature and the various locations she has lived throughout the United States, including Georgia, the California coast, and Colorado.
"Kay's work captures the most uplifting elements of the natural world," says Sorelle Owner, Sandy Pelletier. "She has an undeniable ability to pull back details to present the viewer with a more pure essence of a scene or idea, which makes the way her work evokes peacefulness or joy that much more impactful. I am thrilled to carry her work at Sorelle."
Kay Flierl has immersed herself in the creative world for over 35 years. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Design, then moved into a career in advertising and graphic design. But there was always a voice inside that called for a deeper expression. Eventually she listened to that voice and taught herself to paint. It is in this realm that Kay has found her truest expression. Although self-taught, she observes and learns through exploration and inspiring fellow painters, but primarily listening to that voice with a passion that carries her forward.
Kay has lived in the mid-west, the south and the west, currently living life to its fullest in Denver, CO. Each place has infused its unique culture and environment into the person and artist she is today.
"What propels me to paint?" Kay says. "Cezanne says it best... 'Emotion is the starting point the beginning and the end.' I have an equal appreciation for abstract and representational art, but in each finished canvas, I see the emotion felt while creating it. It’s a place to process life. And I passionately embrace the unique ability of an artist to put emotion into a visual context. For me, it is expressed through texture, color, pattern, beauty, playfulness and subject matter. While emotion drives the process, the inspiration for each piece comes from my love of life, the outdoors and all that God has created.
"In creating art, there is a time when I enter into a stage of unknowing. Where immediate answers are intangible and I must rest in the silent darkness. Not sure where to go or even if any path will push me forward. This is a crucial period when creativity flourishes in the questioning more than the certainty, preparing me for a new depth of creativity. Each blank canvas holds the promise of a new journey, drawing me back to create again and again."