Meet The Artist
Kelsey Montague is the inspiring international female street artist/author behind the #WHATLIFTSYOU movement. Her ability to harnesses the power of social media to create uplifting and interactive public art for the digital age has propelled her to a unique status among artists and social influencers.
Her murals invite people into the piece itself and encourage them to share their experience online in a way that inspires others.
After studying art in Florence, and graduating from Richmond University in London with a degree in Art, Design & Media, Kelsey spent four years in New York City, embracing and battling the Big Apple while developing her pen & ink style.
Kelsey’s work has been featured or highlighted by The New York Times, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, Mashable, Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, the LA Times, GE , GE Lighting, Vanessa Hudgens , Yahoo, Gotham Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Guest of a Guest, The Culture Trip, INSIDER, BFA, Global News, Lockerdome, Texas Public Radio, Channel 9 News Denver, The Aucklander, Paste Daily, The Vail Daily, Good4Utah, The Sunshine Coast Daily, Platinum Properties, Fresh Living, Paste Magazine, Profile Magazine, Smart Creative Women, Ugly Magazine, The New Orleans Advocate, WGNewOrleans, USA Today, MSN.com, Ad Week, Business Insider, and The Wall Street Journal.
She’s partnered with brands such as Instagram and Facebook, United Airlines, Fox Home Entertainment, Carly Rae Jepsen, Andaz Hotels, Triumph Hotels, GE Lighting, Lindt Chocolate, Pencils of Promise, Toms of Maine, and Howard Hughes.
She currently has two coloring books for adults: “What Lifts You” is available now, and “What Lifts Your Heart” releases in October 2016. Both are published by Harlequin Books (now part of Harper Collins).