4o years of art and craft play have transpired into a consistent style of works. Collage has been the main influence in Micah's art beginning with her son's first birthday party invitation in 1996. Since then her "play" evolved into a mix of collage elements as well as acrylic, oil, charcoal, found objects, vintage photos and text. She uses many types of foundations including canvas, watercolor paper, hardboard and glass. Fiber arts and sculpture sometimes creep into her creative repertoire. Vintage items and ephemera are re-purposed into most of these works. She takes her inspiration from daily life and the community of colorful characters who influence the imagination.
At the age of about 37, an epiphany came over Kelly that she couldn't ignore...and that was that she needed to paint! Her husband Rick thought she meant the walls until he found her with a canvas and brush in her hand! Kelly's love of modern design and turning a house into home (hence her fabulous career in real estate as an Executive Broker for Dalrymple Residential and licensed in the State of Arkansas), led her to abstract painting...that and it's cheaper than therapy would have been! Kelly adores the fact that she is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, Realtor, artist, blogger, photography nut and most of all...rich in life by being blessed with fabulous friends and family who inspire her daily.