Kellie Talbot is a Seattle painter with long roots in the city as her family emigrated here from Italy in 1906. Though she was born in Hawaii and lived on both coasts growing up, Seattle has been home base since 1990. Her first jobs, in a print shop and as a sign painter, developed her love of typography and design. Kellie has worked extensively as an illustrator and designer for the snowboard industry in addition to being the Art Director for Signal Snowboards since its inception in 2003.
Talbot’s work revolves around the landscape of American artifacts, craftsmanship and history. Signs and typography, architecture, industry, cemeteries and other emblems of society are the inspiration for her oil paintings. The rust and decay in the work aren’t negatives. They are both an elegy and a hope. Talbot recently had a solo show with Seattle painter Jeff Mihalyo at Axis Pioneer Square, and her next upcoming solo exhibition will be at the SAM Gallery in September 2015.