Ignite by Kelsi

About Kelsi


Artist Statement

Inspired by our history as a species, our mythologies and fairytales, and most of all our achievements as mankind, I dedicate my work to the tiny moments of invincibility of the human spirit. I use the ancient art form of storytelling with the modern tools of photography to create unique and theatrical landscapes and characters out of real world objects and people. My interpretations of the best of the human spirit are personal statements made to stimulate and inspire the emotions of independence, defiance and freedom, while commenting on the relationship we have with the world around us.

Fine Art Photographer

Kelsi Adams

Navarre, FL 32566

Tel. 850.686.9271
Em.  IgniteArtistry@icloud.com

About the Artist

Kelsi Adams is an artist, designer, wife and mother. Raised in northwest Florida, she attended Pensacola State College and earned her A.S. in Graphic Design in 2015. Kelsi’s artistic journey however, began in 2010 in a concert photo pit in North Carolina. She fell in love with the challenge of capturing the theatrics of the show, and like all of the things that go into putting on a great show, she uses her experiences in photography and design to create a unique esthetic of storytelling through her artwork.  

Kelsi shows in art galleries, markets and art festivals throughout the year. For a schedule of events and locations, please follow her Facebook page. 


PSC Juried Student Art Show, 2014 "Drowned", "Death's Face"- PSC Juried Student Art Show, 2015 "Gene's Journal", "Peephole", "Kraken Rum Cake", +2 others.- Artel 2015, "Evelyn's Journey" - PSC Juried Student Art Show, 2016 "Take Flight", "Ideen", "Evelyn's Journey"- PSC Juried Student Art Show, 2017 "The Birdwalkers"- Accepted into Palafox Market in Pensacola, FL 2016- Exhibited work at Taste, Wine and Tapas Bar- FWB, May 2017- "In the Land of Giants" Members Show, Artel 2017.


Awarded Scholarships and Grants:

PEO Scholarship Award 2014, McDonalds Hospitality Scholarship, 2013-2015, GGCAF Grant 2015, Peggy Overstreet Lind Scholarship, Julie Krause Memorial Scholarship


American Advertising Awards- Silver ADDY in Product Photography for "Kraken Rum Cake" 2015, Silver ADDY in Illustration for "Evelyn's Journey" 2016


Festivals and Awards:

23rd Annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2017- Award of Excellence

TroyFest, Troy Alabama 2017- Best Freshman Artist, Best in Photography

Emerging Artist Grant, Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival in Pensacola, FL 2017

Director and Exhibiting Artist- 24th Annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival 2018- Award of Excellence

Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival 2018

Mainsail Art Festival 2018