Kelly Wallace’s scenes are the product of his own imagination; they are drawn freehand and without preparatory sketching or photographic source material. In marked contrast to the implied naturalness of the subject matter, these large intricate drawings are executed by way of a highly controlled and idiosyncratic method of production. Wallace's unique technique consists solely of straight vertical lines, which he builds up over hundreds of hours. Eschewing the more usual techniques by which form is modulated and rendered three-dimensional - such as outlining, shading, stippling or cross-hatching - Wallace constructs spatial imagery by varying the density and pressure of multiple vertical lines.
Kelly Wallace lives and works in Ontario, Canada. In 1993, he received a B.F.A. from the University of Guelph, Ontario. He has participated in group shows in Canada and the United States and held solo exhibitions at Museum London, Rodman Hall Art Centre, and MacLaren Art Centre. Wallace’s works are in numerous collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.