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Kalia Chellen

Mixed Media - Artist 

Get in touch if you have any questions or you would like to commission a piece from me.

"Don't allow yourself to become disheartened when the thread doesn't suit or seems unsightly to you. Wait and watch. Be patient and devoted. As the threads twist and turn, you will begin to understand, and you will see the pattern finally materialize in all its splendor."


- Colleen Houck

My Story

Twists of Life is a nod to the many twists and turns we face on the journey of life. As many of you can probably relate, after spending 15 years in corporate life, I lost the love for what I was doing. I really believe that work should be more than just a paycheck. I was fortunate enough to be in a position to take some time off and focus on my family and myself for a while.

Not going to lie… The first few months were tough! I went from being a busy bee to suddenly not knowing what to do with myself. I had come to ‘a fork in the road’ and had to do a lot of soul searching. I needed to find my true self again, be happy with what I had achieved so far in life, stop chasing the ever-moving career goalposts, and instead, enjoy the present!

Learning pottery and painting were on my bucket list, and that’s how it all began! With these art forms, I quickly found a new love and passion for creating. I learnt to be more patient; to let go; to go with the flow and most importantly, to slow down and appreciate the moment. My perspective on life transformed and I now view the world through a new lens.

Life works in mysterious ways. What started as hobbies in 2017, have now become a full-fledged passion for producing one-of-a-kind artworks. Being a relatively new artist, I love experimenting with different styles and techniques. While I generally have a concept or vision in mind before starting a piece, like in life, plans evolve and transform while I'm working - and that’s okay! Ceramics and painting have taught me to embrace change and be more of a free spirit.

Changes that are significant in life can be scary but they’ve also given me the opportunity to reset and choose my path ahead. I can only hope that my story will inspire others to celebrate what life throws at them. There is more than one road to happiness.

I have set up my Twists of Life brand to celebrate change and my new found love.

I thank you for taking the time to be part of my journey and for your support 😊

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