Born and raised in Derbyshire and spending most of her childhood painting, drawing and doodling, it was inevitable that art was going to become a big part Kealey’s life. Mainly a self taught artist, it wasn’t until the birth of her second son that she decided to leave the corporate world and focus on art. She began experimenting with acrylics painting abstract swirl images on large scale canvas. The first show was a sell out and she knew the mix of design, colour and interior inspired ideas ignited people’s imagination.
These designs naturally evolved and Kealey began working on her ‘Energy Collection’. These were inspired by dream-like images based on how you feel rather than what you see around you, fluid pieces with no beginning and no end and using colour theory to focus on moods. She then started to incorporate new forms of mixed media such as hand cut glass and Swarovski crystal embellishments. Her recent collections are on a much smaller scale featuring multi-coloured trees and flowers, with a more romantic twist with the use of hand made hearts.
Kealey says ‘Throughout my life I’ve always loved exquisite things so it’s been a natural process for me to incorporate this into my work. I love colour, reflections and fluid movements, I want people to be captivated by what they see and hope to make people feel good through my art’.