Sarah Kelk

Sarah Kelk is a Melbourne based painter whose work is expressive, colourful and abstract. Energised blocks of colour are central to her work and although traces of structure appear, references to decorative arts, patterns, architecture and nature are visible in a less ordered energy.


Her approach is fluid and intuitive, exploring bold structure without abandoning the organic energy that appears at the beginning of each piece. Sarah submits herself to the processes and influences simultaneously, harmoniously not loosing one idea to the other, but rather connecting them in a new narrative.


Sarah is based in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in the South Island of New Zealand. She has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions as well as partaking in several collaborative projects. Her work has appeared in publications such as Frankie Magazine, The Design Files, Belle Magazine and Vogue Living. She loves the idea of building up a narrative, layer by layer.

Studio portrait by Elise Scott.