Thank you so much for your interest in my art!
Hello, I’m Kelley, an artist based in Oakland, CA. I hope my work brings you sustenance, joy, and a sense of hope.
Art nurtures me, whether it comes through me or others. I generally strive to portray both strength and vulnerability in the people I create. Most of my subjects are women, children, animals, and natural whimsy. The mediums I tend to use are colored pencils, soft pastels, and acrylic paint.
I was born in Berkeley and spent my childhood first in the forests of northern Marin County and then in a small farm town outside of Seattle.
My childhood surroundings were both beautiful and secluded. The trees, the ocean and our animals have been a lifelong influence on me. In fact, I have been surrounded by creative influences throughout my life. Drawing, painting, and craft making were a natural thing that everyone around me was doing. Making art was always a soothing, safe space for me, something entirely my own.
I currently live in Oakland with my daughter, husband and 3 family cats. My family and my cats all serve as sources of inspiration for me.
Drawing class at Museum of Children's Art.