The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond, to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
Kelsey MeyerKelsey Meyer Art
Kelsey L. Meyer is a fine artist working from her studio in Bowling Green, Ohio. She received her BA in Art History from Bowling Green State University in 2013. As an undergraduate Art History student, she enrolled in a variety of basic studio and photography courses, but never completed professional fine arts training.
Throughout her undergraduate studies and into her twenties, she struggled with mystery chronic health issues and chronic fatigue. After completing her bachelor’s degree at the age of twenty-four, she began creating digital art as a coping mechanism living an isolated and sedentary life with chronic fatigue. Six years into her journey with chronic illness, she was given the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune thyroid disease.
Throughout her long journey with chronic illness to a diagnosis, art was her constant companion. Time and time again, she would return to her computer or her canvas as a means of expressing her internal struggles and to connect with something beyond herself. To escape her own feelings of darkness and isolation, she was drawn to bright colors, flowers, and dynamic landscapes. Images that allowed her to imagine a bright and vibrant world beyond the confines of her tiny apartment.
After diagnosis and treatment, her health slowly began to improve and she was able to share more of herself and her art with the world. At this point, a distinct style had developed in her work. Bright, dynamic, quick, and joyful are all adjectives used to describe Kelsey L. Meyer’s digital prints, scarves, jewelry, and paintings.
In creating new pieces, Kelsey L. Meyer strives to use color as the primary mode of engaging and sharing in the feeling of joy with herself and the world. She only hopes that in sharing her story and creating her vibrant works of art that she can inspire others to find their piece of joy and happiness in a world that can often feel surrounded by darkness.