Ignite by Kelsi

About Kelsi


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.  

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. 




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-Current

Exhibited work at Taste, Wine and Tapas Bar- FWB, May 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:

Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2017- Award of Excellence

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

Accepted as one of the (2) Emerging Artists for the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival in Pensacola, FL 2017