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Kelly Cushing

Photograph of Kelly Cushing in downtown Vancouver, BC

Born in and raised in Vancouver, BC Canada, I was surrounded by beauty from my beginnings. Receiving my first camera at the age of 13, was the beginning of a new and enduring love. My camera has been an extension of who I am. 

Being quite shy in my younger years, the camera became my voice. I could be part of something and hide behind my camera. It would bring conversations to me when I showed people my photographs. I can share my view of the world without a word.

People ask what kind of photography I do and I stumble for the answer. I photograph whatever interests me at the time. Sometimes, it’s a rusty lock on a chain that looks so old that it wouldn’t dare be opened. Other time, it’s capturing the pure joy in someone’s face when they see a long time lover, or a new addition to the family. It could be the shape of a body and how the sweat glistens in the light in such a way you can almost feel the muscles aching underneath the skin. 

I love that I have an amazing tool that enables me to freeze a moment in time. I am grateful for my camera that allows me to take what I see and share for all to see. I found my first love at 13. I wasn’t always able to give it my full attention and love, but it was there for me when I had time to appreciate it. My camera has been my true friend and has always stuck with me. I have upgraded her but her essence has always been there.

Mixed media has been my latest artistic expression in displaying my photography. My creativity 
is constantly evolving. A new business with epoxy is in the works as well at www.corellycustomcreations.com.

I also just recently started an online art gallery. It was meant to be a physical gallery, then the world changed so I started this online gallery website. You can see it at https://www.thearthivecollective.com

Check it out and support other artists. The artists  mostly come from the Fraser Valley. So far we have 21 artists: painters, watercolourists, alcohol ink artists, wire sculpture artists, fused glass artists, photographers and more.

Stay tuned!!!


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