Kelly's Studio

Art and other sparkly things.

SF Pride

What a fantastic morning at the Pride Parade! So many friendly and helpful volunteers, and the parade participants were fabulous. I was there with Billibatt Productions. Well-equipped with media passes, we stood right in the middle of Market Street. We got some great shots. Here are just a few.

Recce: San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival

Me? Spy on artists at other art festivals for ideas for the

Prints For Sale!

In response to some excellent comments I received to my earlier post about prints, I have set up a gallery on Now you can buy prints of varying sizes, and you can frame them too, all at the same time, if you want.  Check it out! has been getting rave reviews.  You can […]

More Shoes

And here’s the glamour shot from the painting I finished last night.

Saturday Night’s All Right for Painting

The latest one … in progress … glamour shot tomorrow.

Inky Goodness?

I’ve been reading a book called Friends, Fans And Followers, by Scott Kirsner . Actually, that’s not the whole title–it has a colon: Building An Audience And A Creative Career In The Digital Age. It’s kind of a continuation of what I learned in the marketing seminar a few weeks ago. It’s a pretty interesting […]


I worked on the red background to this one earlier in the week … and then I decorated it last night. The flowers continue on both sides of the painting, and the handle wraps over the top.


I was thinking of the title “Gold Ring” for this new painting, but when I started writing this post, the title felt all wrong. I was thinking of my other painting, “Silver Ring,” and then the song, “Make new friends (make new friends …) but keep the oh-uld (… but keep the oh-uld) one is […]

Artist Statement in 50 words (or less) … go!

So, big news!  I was juried into the Tiburon Art Festival. The jury was Kenneth Baker, art critic for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1985, and Kimberly Johansson, a curator and gallerist based in San Francisco, California. I’m really excited!  I’ll post more details as the event gets closer, but mark your calendars and plan […]

To Explain … or Not?

In my post last night, I gave the what-I-was-thinking-of-backstory of “In the Dark.”  But I am considering whether to avoid posts like that in the future.   I’ve since heard fantastic interpretations of the painting that I am pretty sure I wouldn’t have heard if the people telling me about them had read about the moths.  […]

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