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About my work life...
A lot of simple day to day things inspire me. I love California. I love history. I love fashion. I love old things. I collect things. I love discovering things. I always find useful ways to repurpose things. Those are inspirations in my work. I grew up in Sonoma County, but I've spent the majority of my working life in the Bay Area. Today I split my time between both places to seek balance. I turned to painting a few years ago to get me through an emotionally hard time in my life.
As a child, my parents were master craft makers back before that was even a thing. I grew up with a family wood shop, and lived in a geodesic dome that my dad built up around us. We moved from room to room as the walls were completed. It made life very interesting. There were always a lot of books and animals around me. My parents have this way of saying I was born busy which has been both a blessing and a curse. I do believe I have my Dad's entrepreneurial spirit, and my Mom's attention to detail because I've been designing and crafting my own creative projects as far back as I can remember to blink. My journey is constantly changing as I explore new mediums and new techniques.
Kelly Autumn is a Northern California based artist and designer. Inspired by a love of vintage fashion and collecting old children’s books & various folk ephemera - Her work often draws colorful influence from the past. Over the last 15 years, Kelly’s designs and original art have been sold at her former Berkeley boutique - Relish At Home - and in various shops and museum stores nationwide including shops as far away as Australia and Japan. Her previous boutique and unique product designs have been featured throughout the years in print & online publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Real Simple, Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and Parents Magazine.
Kelly currently lives and works in the East Bay. From time to time she also makes and builds things with her Dad in the family shop, in her hometown of Santa Rosa.
More of Kelly’s work can be found in and around town when she's working with a pop up, participating in open studios, or doing a local event.
Follow her on Instagram at @kellyautumn
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