Welcome to Kelly's Art From the Soul
Original artwork by Kelly Simpson Hagen
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 hope you enjoy my work and that it makes your soul sing!
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.
Here is one of my newest paintings titled,
"Tree of Hope."
This painting is in honor of all of the young people who persevered during distance learning and the pandemic. Kindergarteners to grad students, they all pushed forward with hopes of a better tomorrow. They are so inspiring and full of hope and love.
Prints are available on my Etsy page at -
"Kids of Courage" prints now for sale!
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!
Pour Parties! Come play with paint and color to make your very own piece of abstract art!
***At the moment I am only doing outdoor paint parties due to COVID.
I host paint pour parties for kids and adults! No art experience necessary! See link below for more information.
Visit my Etsy shop to purchase original paintings and prints!
Kelly's Paint Pour Recipe
Download my recipe if you would like to try acrylic pouring for yourself!
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