Born in Santa Barbara, California, into a family of naturalists, fishermen, and marine biologists, Kelly has been raised to love and appreciate the outdoors.
With a background in international development and elementary education, Kelly’s pursuit of art has been a melding of her passion for creativity, education, and the natural world.
"Nature cannot be contained, captured, or defined, yet I always find myself wanting to touch it, hold it, recreate it. Saltwater swells and living creatures alike contain a sort of wild mystery that I believe all humanity craves. When we transfer our gaze from screens and schedules to the wild eye of nature, we are often filled with a healthy dose of bewildered humility.
With spontaneous but deliberate brushstrokes, I endeavor to reflect a balance of wild whimsy and intentional design with my art. My work spills from my insatiable fascination with the natural world, and a desire to inspire a similar curiosity and awe in my viewers."