Who I am..
I began painting with my grandmother at an early age and have been creating art ever since. I like to use a lot of rich, vibrant colors. Most people tell me my use of colors draw them to my work. I love painting women and trees. I paint women of all cultures as the warriors they are, whether in activism, motherhood, friendship, or being a source of strength for so many. And in painting trees, they remind me to stay grounded and to draw from my roots.
People, travel, color and music all inspire me; it may be a powerful lyric in a song, a person’s life story, or something as simple as a beautiful Oregon day. I want my paintings to make people happy, empowered and at peace.
I see art as a form of therapy for my soul, which is where the name “Kelly’s Art From the Soul” came from. I currently live, teach, and paint in Portland, Oregon. To purchase any of my artwork, please visit my Etsy shop or Fine Art America. Links are below. I hope you enjoy my work and that it makes your soul sing!
Here is one of my newest paintings titled,
This painting is inspired by Rogerio Pedro, a Brazilian artist who paints beautiful people and women with ornate headdresses. For me, its a reminder to always be yourself. We all have our true colors that make us who we are, don't let anyone, anywhere, make you want to dim your light! You are beautiful just the way you are!
Prints are available on my Etsy page at -https://www.etsy.com/listing/1106265150/true-colors-8x10-quality-digital-print
This is another new painting in honor of all of our amazing kids. They are showing us what change and growth look like, and that it starts from the ground up with individuals and communities taking care of each other. They are speaking out against the social inequities we face in our nation. I could not be prouder of our future generations and this is in honor of them!
Visit my Etsy shop to purchase original paintings and prints!
Mainly for my own memories :)
Kelly's Paint Pour Recipe
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