Kelly is a fine art photographer from Cincinnati, OH.
She had her own studio in the Pendleton Art Center where she showcases her fine art photography, however, she works in more commercial photography as well. She is available for engagements, weddings, senior portraits, pets, etc.
For her fine art work, Kelly likes to use everyday objects, most notably salt, spices and food-coloring, to create unique, Pointillism inspired images, as in the series “Salt of the Earth.”
In addition to fine art photography, she enjoys the fast paced action of sports photography, being a high level gymnast herself for 15 years.
Kelly received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Ball State University in May 2010. While attending Ball State, she had the privilege of showcasing her work in several juried and invitational student exhibitions.
Her work has also been featured in various local shows and exhibitions including the Louisville Water Tower Regional Exhibition and an emerging artist exhibition at the Malton Art Gallery. Kelly is currently represented by Art 101 Gallery in Medina, Ohio and is also proud to be a featured artist with Robin Color Lab!
Kelly's most well-known series, entitled "Salt of the Earth," uses the everyday kitchen ingredient salt and food-coloring to create unique, stunning landscapes.
The use of the salt is very impressionistic in its handling, harkening back to the traditional art of landscape painting. Indeed, the method of pointillism is immediately brought to mind when looking at these photographs.
After a landscape is constructed and photographed, it is then swept away, leaving only the photograph as evidence of its original existence. The act of discarding each landscape emphasizes the ephemeral qualities of the medium as well as life itself.
Similarly, in her series, "Spice of Life," Kelly re-creates the masterpiece paintings of Vincent Van Gogh using nothing but salt, food-coloring and various spices.
No digital manipulations of any kind are used in either series.