Kelly Ingleright is interested with the intersection of abstraction and realism in my large oil, encaustic, or mixed media landscapes, still life paintings, and nonrepresentational paintings and sculpture. The tension of the symbolic and the literal, as well as abstract and real, provides an interesting and challenging place to dwell. Sometimes my work feels surreal, other times it might fall into the realism category, and at times I work in an abstract experimental fashion with usual materials like wool, packing material, and clay. There is a simplicity to my work that hovers near sophistication and moodiness; thus, producing a type of calm tranquility or serenity through the use of vast areas of space. My works often draw reference to the Great Lakes region, and also, the Southwest as I have lived in both areas and find great meaning in nature regarding these two vastly different ecologies.