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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 multi-disciplinary, mixed media artist and designer raised in Santa Rosa. She has spent the last two decades living, working and consulting as a creative professional within the Bay Area. Over the last fifteen years, Kelly’s designs and 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, Readymade Magazine, Real Simple, Parents Magazine, and Martha Stewart Weddings. She has a BA in Fashion & Textiles Design from San Francisco University. In 2019 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.
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