Tia Gillespie is a Kingston based artist known for her ability to create portraits that seem to exist within a moment. Inspired by the ephemerality and the concept of time, Tia’s subjects are often caught suspended in a naturally understated and wistful state. It’s this casualness that creates a beautiful sense of familiarity between the portrait’s subject and viewer.
Tia began her Art Battle campaign performing at our first ever Kingston event, where she was a finalist, and in a following event as the Winner. She then joined us in the Kingston finals and painted her way past 11 other Kingston Winners and All-Stars to claim the title and the right to represent Kingston in the 2014 Art Battle National Championship.