Inspiration

Enjoy my newest paintings, inspirations, classes & events

July 12, 2016
Banana Seat Bike, 36" x 24", mixed media on canvas, ©Kellie Day

Banana Seat Bike

Whatever happened to the banana seat bike? It came with an era of thick-frame eyewear, wide ties, polyester slacks and blue eyeshadow. I was 10 and summer was hot. The neighborhood pool was the main attraction and I can still remember trying to stay above the water while lifting my leg straight […]
March 12, 2016
Pizza and Beer, mixed media, 30" x 30", $1200

Bicycle paintings, pizza and beer, OH MY!

I’ve been remiss at blog posting the last couple of months, balancing my graphic design studio, single parenting, and continuing to build my art career. In an effort to catch you up, here are some recent news and events … Latest Work: Bicycle for Trader Joe’s Greeting Cards This painting was so […]
June 5, 2015
Paintings from my current show in Durango

What’s NEWS at the Studio

SOLD! It’s been a great month here at the studio. Thanks so much! To see more available originals, click here. I’ve been working on several projects, including a green aspen tree diptych, and a series of paintings for an outdoor company. I’ll be sure to post these when they are finished. I […]
April 21, 2015
Lucky Bike, mixed media on canvas, 10" x 10", ©Kellie Day

Lucky Bike, a mixed media pink bicycle

Pink bikes, orange stars, yellow moons … I can’t get the Lucky Charms ad out of my head. I’m having so much fun painting for my upcoming online course. Videos are coming together with fun music. Lesson plans are being written in colorful ways, photos are revealing and ready to go! This […]
December 20, 2014
New Orleans Mollie, a little bike painting for my sis ©Kellie Day

New Orleans Mollie

There is really only one person who knows most everything about me –Mollie. My sister lives in New Orleans and has a long and complex history there. One of living in many neighborhoods, and once proud homes with marble fireplaces and 15 ft doorways. The house on St. Charles St, […]
November 3, 2014
Prune Puffs, 36" x 24" mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day ©2014 bike painting

Prune Puffs bike painting

Who names a painting “Prune Puffs”? That is so un-sexy. Somehow a vintage Prune Puff recipe ended up in this bike painting. I bought a bag of scrap paper at the Two Hands Paperie in Boulder while on a road trip, and these papers just circulate until they get slapped onto a painting. […]
October 28, 2014
Take Me Home, mixed media on canvas bike commission by Kellie Day ©2014, 30" x 30"

Take Me Home

When you have been broken When you have been broken so completely All that remains is love Joy and sadness become the same Waves of absolution When Jesse leaves me when you touch me again I can feel them both coming real as the coming of winter In this morning […]
September 19, 2014
Bike, 8" x 8" mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day , ©2014

What do you WISH for today?

This tiny little bike painting captures the sweetness that I strive to experience everyday. – simplicity, loveliness, flowers, and just cruising along with joy. This was a warm up for a bike commission I just finished, for a friend in South Carolina. WISH is a teal, silvery piece of glee […]
September 7, 2014
Good Fortune, 16" x 16" mixed media on canvas, $500 by Kellie Day ©2014

Good Fortune Paintings

“KUNG PAO!”, said my 8 year son while reading a kids’ catalog. Voila! That’s all it takes sometimes for a painting to pop in my head. Images of Chinese take out containers with fortune-related phrases, and a full color palette came to mind. I couldn’t wait to get into the studio. […]
April 11, 2014
G-party, 4ft x 4ft, ©Kellie Day

G-party

I’ve been taking a wonderful online class from Flora Bowley and experimenting with large canvases. “G-party” is the result of my fascination with bikes and hispanic folk art and culture, thus, the low-rider/chopper bike. Also, I was listening to Snoop Dog, “Gin and Juice” when I started painting the bike, […]
February 27, 2014
Telluride Aids Benefit - the GALA Fashion Show

Too Much to Tell

There’s so much going on with ART lately, where do I start? …  LATEST WORKS YES! – A 12″ x 12″ bike painting inspired by recent spring like weather, enough to give the best of us spring fever. OK, maybe not the die-hard skiers, but I’ll take it. I’ve spent […]
September 22, 2013
Can't a Girl Just Have Fun?, collage on canvas by Kellie Day, ©2013, 10" x 10"

Can’t a Girl Just Have Fun?

Stormy Day. Nap or drink coffee? Hike and storm on the horizon. Trying new paints. Email Kellie to buy this painting
August 21, 2013
How to Charm, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, 40" x 30", Available, ©2013

How To Charm

This painting has been sitting for a while and finally came together this afternoon. A New York Times and flowers adorn the rear platform as the bike streams down a copper burlap road. Thanks to Earth Roasters coffee for the coffee bag – I love the texture. Friends generously donate […]
June 19, 2013
Summer Nicole, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, 9" x 9"

Summer Nicole

Summer is here, the air is warm, and the long brown cold spell has turned to rich greens and brilliant blues that feed our eyes here in Colorado, after a long winter starved of a wider color palette. Girls in dresses on bikes ride by. Here is a little birthday […]
April 12, 2013
RIDE, mixed media on canvas, 30" x 30", ©2012

RIDE

It’s spring in the Colorado Rockies, playtime in playland. Is it time for shorts, or snow boots? The mountains keep us guessing. Some days I wake up to snow-covered bulbs poking their heads out of frozen dirt, thawing as the day goes on. Spring in the mountains is nature’s tease, […]
December 17, 2012
50Shades of Takout_sm

50 Shades of Takeout

I saw this upside-down biker chick illustration by Erika Lopez and couldn’t help but incorporate it into this little gift for a friend. Her illustration perfectly captures the sassiness that simmers within me. I learned of Ms. Lopez through a collage kit, bought in Boulder, that included scraps of her […]
December 5, 2012
Riding for Takeout

Riding for Takeout

Riding through a snowy night toward the Sun Palace for takeout, Magdelena feels each snowflake on her face like a cold, karmic bite. Pom poms from the winter hat Aunt Eunice knitted her, pop her chest with every bump. Magdelena peels through icy snow drifts and races through the dark […]
July 12, 2012
Letting Go, mixed media on canvas, 40″ x 30″, ©2012, SOLD

Letting Go

This piece is inspired by a recent art opening evening, in which I stole the bass player from the band and procured a ride on the handle bars of his bicycle … Up a steep hill he peddled, breathing hard in the dark – me, laughing hysterically. Until we hit […]
July 8, 2012
Grafitti On Your Body, mixed media on canvas, 12" x 12", ©2012, SOLD

Riding Bikes with Girls

Getting ready for my art opening with Sven Krebs, this Saturday, July 14 at the Ridgway Library from 4pm to 7pm. Stop by if you’re in town! …These paintings inspired by a night of martini drinking and bike riding with a good friend … Riding Bikes With Kellie by Erika Gordon […]