Friend, client, collaborator, sister in LA well definitely an inspiration to me! I met Kelly Reemtsen a few years ago now, after a very random correspondence in regard to a piece of furniture. Since then the renowned American painter has become all of the aforementioned to me.
Our friendship burgeoned when Kelly asked if Fogg Associates would work with her to self publish her first book. We naturally worked on all the design, personal branding, retouching and print production. In addition, and after getting to know Kelly well from dozens of Skype calls across two continents, Kelly asked if the written content of the book could be a dialogue between the two of us. This was a great honour and one of the highlights of my career. Since its publication, it has won a global outstanding achievement award.
I now write this note on the eve of Kellyâ€™s latest show at the De Buck Gallery in Chelsea, New York. There is still paint, lots of it. There are still iconic dresses adorning Kellyâ€™s subjects. There are still the provocative props. Yet there is a new dimension, an arresting sense of anticipation.