I was born and raised in Southern California. Perhaps that is the reason for the brightness in my paintings! I can’t remember a time when I was not creating something!
I have studied many mediums and techniques over the years including sculpture, portraits, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, life drawing, illustration, plein-air, and still life. I have found my favorite creative avenue comes from my imagination. I love color and am drawn to whimsical, cheerful images; images that bring back childhood feelings and memories.
At the moment I am favoring acrylic painting and have fallen in love with the whole Zendoodle craze! I've thought about teaching online classes for quite a while now, and Im so thrilled to actually begin!
My paintings and prints have been sold in local boutiques and stores in California and Oregon.
Original paintings and prints were shown and sold at Imagine Gallery Eugene, Oregon.
My work has been published in Somerset Studio Magazine, Somerset Studio Gallery Magazine, Somerset Artful Blogging Magazine, and Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine.
Public works have included murals for OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Washington Square Mall Tigard, OR, and Street of Dreams Oregon and multiple private murals in clients homes.
I consider myself very fortunate to have this passion and connection to art. I look forward to growing my skills as an artist and producing heartfelt creations that come from my view of the world!
To know a little more about me you can visit my website, my Etsy shop, and my personal blog (links in the column to the left). at www.kellylish.com
I also have an Etsy site at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KellyLishArt and a more personal blog at http://www.kelly-loveismyreligion.blogspot.com