Kelly Rae Roberts is an artist, author, and possibilitarian. She grew up in rural North Florida, where she lived for eating fried chicken every Sunday afternoon, fishing with a tattered piece of bamboo, and playing checkers with her granddad.
As a grown-up, she attended college at Florida State University, where she decided to major in something “practical” — social work. In 1999, she met her husband John & they set off to begin a new life together in Portland. Kelly’s heart kept tugging & pulling her towards something big, brave & new. And one day, Kelly decided to put paint onto paper & pursue a thoroughly “impractical” dream: to become an artist.
3 short years passed. Kelly’s heart exploded with renewed passion & joy, and her artwork spread like wildfire, reaching thousands of fans — and pulling in millions of dollars in licensed artwork sales. She’s the bestselling author of Taking Flight: Inspiration & Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings , author of the popular e-book series Flying Lessons: Tips & Tricks To Help Your Creative Business Soar, and the creator of a well-loved online painting e-courses.
Kelly’s tender style of truth-telling and possibility-driven approach to life, work, & art has been featured in many books, and in countless magazines, including Spirituality + Health, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios, Cloth Paper Scissors, and more. Her artwork can be found worldwide on all kinds of uplifting home decor, gift, and stationery products. Her significant online presence is a source of inspiration and truthful stories that celebrates the collective journey of our messy, complicated, yet deeply beautiful lives.
She genuinely believes that anything is possible, if you take one baby step of bravery after another.