Original artwork by Kelly Simpson-Hagen
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.
If you are looking for a custom piece of artwork, or to host a paint party, please email me at the address below. I hope you enjoy my paintings and that they make your soul sing. Thanks for visiting!
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For my own memories :)
Kelly's DIY Paint Pour Recipe
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