About the Artist

Boulders and Trees

Kelly Slater is a self-taught artist who specializes in figurative abstracts of the northeastern landscape.  Her particular obsession is trees—most recently old growth trees. Starting with a 2017 residency at Mount Greylock State Reservation, she has focused on several woodlands and groups of trees in the northern Berkshires and northern New Hampshire.  In 2022 she received a Sustaining Practice Grant from the Collective Futures Fund to research a multi-year project centered on depicting old growth trees of Massachusetts, teaching tree-inspired art workshops, and sharing information about the benefits of both old growth and urban forest trees.

She is currently incorporating more found and sustainable materials in her prints and paintings—including recycled and sustainably sourced papers, handmade inks created from plant dyes, paints made from egg yolk and spices, and charcoal and wood duff collected from forests.  Her goal is to produce environmentally sustainable artwork with a strong, dreamlike intensity that hints at a powerful world within and behind the visible world.

Kelly works out of her home studio in Saugus, MA.

Please contact Ms. Slater through kellyslaterart13@gmail.com or at 617-529-0181.  You can also follow her on Instagram at @kellyslaterart and on Facebook at Kelly Slater Art.

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