Kelly VanderBeek - Creative Combat 5.0 Artist
Why are you supporting artsPlace as one of this year's Creative Combat artists?
“I’m always up for a new challenge, and Creative Combat will, in many ways, be a ‘coming-out’ party for me as a painter. I am excited to take this on and to have fun doing it, all while supporting the artistic anchor in our community that is artsPlace.”
Kelly VanderBeek is an artist at heart but her mediums of storytelling have been eclectic, to say the least. Always enthralled by light Kelly is a lifelong photographer which she continues to do today through Beginnings By Kelly and in conjunction with her broadcasting work at CBC. However, Kelly’s fame came in her physical artistry as a professional ski racer and Olympic downhiller. Now, using the spoken and written word to tell stories as a professional broadcaster & keynote speaker Kelly continues to devote as much time as possible to her more classic artistic pursuits of photography and painting.