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Hi! I'm Kelley

I'm a self-employed artist in Minneapolis, MN. I work from home with my bulldog Murphy by my side.


My canvas of choice is digital. I create collage artwork using my iPad, Apple Pencil, and the Procreate app. I sell my art online and in local venues. 

I'm also an online instructor on Skillsharesharing my passion for collage, digital art, and animation.

I firmly believe that everyone has an artist

within them. I love sparking people's creativity, and cheering them along as they achieve things they never thought possible.

I'm a lifelong learner. I have an ever-growing list of Skillshare classes I want to take, and big stacks of nonfiction books all over my home. In another lifetime, I was a store manager at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

I'm open to exploring new opportunities. Reach out if you'd like to connect or work with me. And feel free to reach out with questions or just to say hi.

Favorite quotes 

"To practice any art, no matter how

well or how badly, is a way to make

your soul grow. So do it."

- Kurt Vonnegut

"Every artist was once an amateur." 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My first Concert

Prince! Purple Rain tour. I was 14.

Yes, I'm that cool and I'm that old.

I chopped my long denim skirt into

a mini-skirt and away I went. I cried

the day Prince died. 

biggest Risk

I started my first business in 2013,

Gems by Kelley. In 2015, I quit my corporate job of 20 years to pursue self-employment as a creative. I've been happily self-employed ever since.


Currently . . . 


Succession (so late to the party) 


Grapefruit  bubbly water


A donut. And a vacation. 


Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon


Taylor Swift . And lots of podcasts.
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