Kelly Deakin - previously known as Kelly Carter - 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. Kelly 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. Kelly 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 out of Port Alberni, a pop-up art show in Ucluelet with the support and coopertion of the Pacific Rim Arts Society and its members and looks forward to creating more pop up shows in the coming season. Kelly 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. 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” You can view some of her work at Reflecting Spirit Gallery in Ucluelet, and on her website www.openwings.ca, or follow her on facebook Wonders of Open Wings, Art by Kelly – 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!