Monthly Archives: April 2015

What I’m Working On – Tupac

Art
Apr 24, 2015

Tupac 5 by Kelsey Montague ArtExcited to say Tupac is finally finished!! It was a huge project to undertake but definitely worth it. He’s the first in a series of pop culture icons I’ll be drawing throughout the next 6 months.

Tupac 2 by Kelsey Montague Art

Tupac 1 by Kelsey Montague Art

Tupac 4 by Kelsey Montague Art

Tupac 6 by Kelsey Montague Art

Do you guys have any ideas of who else I might be creating? ūüôā

xx

Kels

Art Studio For The Day – The Rocky Mountains

Art
Apr 21, 2015

Kelsey Montague Art 7Who doesn’t love sitting in an empty grass field overlooking The Rocky Mountains at a desk you hauled in yourself? Random I know.

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Awhile back I wanted to get out and create my own art studio for the day. Seeing new things, meeting new people and experiencing different environments are really important to me. It’s where I start feeling the most creative. So instead of sky diving, bungee jumping or planning a big trip out of the country…I decided to do something closer to home (and a lot easier on the wallet). Last fall, my sister and I carried a desk, chair and everything else I would need for an art studio to a huge open field overlooking The Rocky Mountains. It was a magical day and one I’ll never forget. Surrounded by nature, crisp air¬†with no¬†distractions, except for the random flock of birds. I hope you guys also break free and create an office somewhere different (even for a few hours;). It’s worth it.

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Xx

Kels

The Best of Wellington, New Zealand

Apr 14, 2015

New Zealand View - Kelsey Montague Art Shoes

Hello Everyone,
Continuing my ‘Best of Series’ I wanted to share some of my finds in Wellington, New Zealand. Wellington is a funky town, and the center of government for Kiwi’s. It’s beautiful, rugged and fun.

PS. The shot above was taken on the Kapiti Coast – if you can do a day trip from Welly head north to these stunning beaches.

Best Cafe: Maranui
Maranui Cafe - Wellington New Zealand

Maranui Coffee- Kelsey Montague Art

Maranui - Breakfast in Wellington

Best Harbor : I recommend finding a cafe on the bay on a warm day and sitting outside with a chardonnay.
Wellington Harbour, Kelsey Montague Art Whale

Best Coffee: Cafe Supreme
Coffee Supreme, Wellington New Zealand (Kelsey Montague Art)

Best Place to Stay: Gypsy Caravan
Gypsy Caravan - Wellington New Zealand (with Kelsey Montague)

 

Gypsy Caravan- Wellington. Kelsey Montague Art

A few other places to note: Fidel’s¬†and Scopa on Cuba St.¬†do awesome pizza, Southern Cross does a great dinner and has a wonderful patio out back, Havana Bar is the place to go for strong drinks and late night dancing. For day trips definitely go by the National Museum – Te Papa, checkout the scenic lookout over Wellington on Mount Victoria and for a great dinner head to Sweet Mother’s Kitchen… just be sure to leave before it gets too late or you’ll get lost in the sea of scantily cad, wasted 20 something’s that flock to the sub-par bar scene on Courteney Place late at night.

xx

The Best of Auckland, New Zealand

Art
Apr 10, 2015

Ponsonby, New Zealand Wings & Ruby

Hey Guys,
I hope you all are awesome.
I wanted to share my best finds in Auckland, New Zealand. Check them out below. Have a wonderful weekend!

PS. In the photo above: My Auckland wings are on one side of Ponsonby Central. Ponsonby Central is the home to many of the best places to go for food and dessert in Auckland! The cute outfit I’m wearing is from a super fun boutique called Ruby¬†on Ponsonby Road.¬†Check it out!

Best Market: Ponsonby Central
Best place to find awesome food, produce and fun. Ponsonby Central - Kelsey Montague Art

Best Donut: Foxtrot Parlour
Best donut in New Zealand. They literally give you a syringe of chocolate creme to fill your own donut!
Foxtrot Bakery New Zealand - Kelsey Montague Art

Best Ice-Cream Sandwich: The Dairy Coffee from Eighthirty
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Best Burgers: Burger Burger
Burger Burger Ponsonby - Kelsey Montague Art

Best Inn: The Great Ponsonby Art Hotel
Awesome self-contained rooms complete with tea, biscuits and an afternoon honor bar. We felt so incredibly welcomed and happy in this super sweet Inn. We had to miss the delicious complimentary breakfast our last day so the owners made us special breakfast egg sandwiches to take with us to the airport. This is New Zealand hospitality at its finest!
Great Ponsonby Inn

Best French Food: Crepes-a-go-go
My sister lived in France for a long time and she says this is the first time she’s had a crepe that rivaled those she had in Paris. The couple that owns the restaurant are French and make SERIOUSLY good food. Get Le’Fab… it’s amazing.
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Best Bar: Revelry Bar
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Best Boutique Hotel in the CBD: Hotel DeBrett
When you stumble off your international flight and need to rest, this is your hotel. The beds are the most comfortable beds we’ve ever slept in, the continental breakfast is delicious with lots of New Zealand delicacies and they have a complimentary wine hour in the afternoon!
Auckland Hotel - Kelsey Montague Art

Overall Best Area to Hang Out In: Ponsonby
Auckland Skyline- By Kelsey Montague Art

I miss New Zealand already!

Tattoo Art

Art
Apr 9, 2015

 

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Hey Guys,

I am really happy today to feature Chloe and my first tattoo commission! Chloe’s awesome husband commissioned a piece from me for his beautiful wife for a Christmas present and last month Chloe had it done. I can’t tell you how awesome it is to see my work in tattoo form. You look amazing lady!

Here are a few pics of the process.

Zebra Tattoo by Kelsey Montague Art Zebratattoopic

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The Best of Melbourne, Australia

Art
Apr 6, 2015

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Hey Guys,

The trip to Australia was filled with new adventures, new friends and lots of new art (Yea!). Here are some of my favorite finds while I was Melbourne. Check them out!

BTW the best graffiti art is on Hosier Lane (see above).

Best Spa and Rooftop Pool : Crown MetropolCrowne Metropol Spa melbourne

Best (Night) Market: Queen Victoria MarketVic Market Melbourne

Best Hotel: Art Series Hotel – The CullenThe Cullen

Best Donuts: Doughboy doughboydonuts

Best Healthy Food: CombiCombi Avo Breakfast

Best Coffee: Plantation Specialty Coffee & Best Coffee Artist: Ben MorrowPlantation Coffee