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Autumn is my middle name.
A lot of simple day to day things inspire me. I love California. I love the outdoors. 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 life working in the Bay Area. Today I split my time between both places to seek balance. I turned to painting a few years ago to help get me through an emotionally hard time in my life. Naturally it led me to discover my passion for printmaking.
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 and plants 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 techniques within my work. I believe in lifelong learning, and my best inspiration is usually what is right in front of me, always within reach.
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Kelly is a Northern California based artist and designer. Inspired by a love of vintage fashion and collecting children’s books & various folk ephemera - Her work often draws colorful influence from the past. Over the last fifteen years, Kelly’s designs and original art have been sold at her former Berkeley boutique - Relish At Home - and in various shops internationally. Her work has been featured both in print & online publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Readymade Magazine, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Weddings and Parents Magazine.
Kelly is a multi-disciplinary, mixed-media artist originally from Santa Rosa. She has spent the last two decades living, working and consulting as a creative professional within the Bay Area. She has a BA in Fashion & Textiles Design from San Francisco University. She received certification in the field of Printmaking Arts from Diablo Valley College, and served as a Teaching Assistant to her mentor, Toru Sugita, Professor of Printmaking Arts, and Chair of the Diablo Valley Fine Arts Department in 2019.
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