Kelly DeFayette is a Bay Area colorist who works on wood panels with a resin and matte finish. Shapes vary from the traditional, to circles, and irregular and tessellating polygons. Her work is very process driven; the shape of the panel informs the palette and the decisions of application. Exploring color is the focus, and the intersection of the craft of the object, the painting materials, and the palette chosen result in the final piece. Moving from smaller tessellating works towards larger installations and groups of irregular shapes, she continues to push towards a more sculptural finish and remove evidence of the maker’s hand from the finished work. Kelly’s work is included in the following collections: Morgan Stanley, New York; Morgan Stanley, San Francisco; Influencer 50, San Francisco/London; Vendini, San Francisco; Martin Building Company, San Francisco Mint Plaza; and Stanford. She has lived in San Francisco since 1997 and has worked out of Norton Factory Studios in Oakland for the past four years.