"I am in a perpetual state of exploring and developing the mediums which I employ. My work is organic and uncensored, and I rely solely on intuition and my current emotional state when producing work. My emotional landscape seems to be cyclical and I have found comfort in channeling these moments that explain the reason I produce in series. I push mediums past their intended purposes, encouraging them to collide and react, not rejecting happy accidents, and forcing incompatible materials to meet. I work in fits of inspiration and struggle to find the time to create - that tension is used to my advantage. I frequently revisit paintings that have long since been put away. This process of reworking and revisiting a piece delivers charge, texture and energy that is not to be overlooked. In the end, I want to make the world a more beautiful place to live in, one encounter at a time."
Paint is a wonderfully versatile medium, translating endless ranges of color, texture, or patterned ideas into functional, long-lasting designs.
Artstar Custom Paintworks is a Baltimore based decorative painting and faux finishing company founded by Kelly Walker in 2002. Artstar specializes in hand-applied, atmospheric finishes that capture and enhance the charm of any environment with sophisticated drama. We are dedicated to individualized service and the highest quality craftsmanship to make your improvement project a powerful and diverse work of art.
We actively develop new custom finishes for the design and architectural trades, and are well respected for our professional contracting services and collaboration in the design process. Services range from murals and traditional faux finishes, to custom painted finishes and fine Italian Plasters.