Kelly Deakin - has considered herself an artist since she could hold a crayon as well as coming from a solid base of excelling in Art at Ucluelet Secondary School. She has worked in pencil sketch, water colour and acrylic, however her heart belongs to pyrographic art which is a fancy way of saying wood burning. Kelly has lived across the Island from Ucluelet to Victoria and back again settling her roots just outside of Ucluelet where she has created a home studio, contact her if you would like to visit. Wood burning is her passion with endless resources of artist conks and a variety of wood products that find their way to her studio. She continually finds new ideas and inspiration in the outdoor world that surrounds her natural way of life. Kelly has organized and run three very successful family & friends art shows in Port Alberni, a few pop-up art shows in Ucluelet, Coordinated ArtSplash 2 years. She is a member of PRAS, the Port Alberni Arts Council and the Federation of Canadian Artists. Kelly attended the Parallax Art Fair in London England in 2016 where her work was picked up by Gabriel Fine Arts Gallery in London, England. After the show in England Kelly was invited to do a solo show at Artifact in New York, this show will take place July 10 – 28th. Kelly has sold pieces around the globe from Ucluelet to England to California to Germany and beyond, enhancing her vision of “Sharing her Passion with the World, One piece of Art at a Time” Follow Kelly on instagram @openwings.carter61, Facebook Wonders of Openwings, Art by Kelly and her website www.openwings.ca, – custom work is a speciality! Contact Kelly anytime to view her studio or chat about a piece that has caught your eye or a piece you would like her to create!