Meelia Kelly (1940 – 2006)
Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada
Meelia Kelly was the younger sister of the late Sheojuk Etidlooie. Like her sister, Meelia was a latecomer to the graphic arts, and her work reveals a similar mature confidence and talent. Encouraged by her sister to draw, Meelia began bringing her drawings to the studios five years ago and has since worked in both etching and lithography during workshops held in Cape Dorset. Her work has been represented in the annual collections since 2001.
Like her late sister, Sheojuk — Meelia is engaged with form and colour with great graphic appeal for their characteristic bold and exaggerated shapes.