Kelly Steller Hrad
Originally from the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, NM, I was surrounded by the beauty of nature coupled with countless cross-country adventures with my amazing parents, who encouraged me to take many creative paths. I caught the painting fever my early teens. A student in public school and private classes, I was able to experiment with many mediums. Oils became my clear favorite, a Blue Ribbon at the State Fair the pinnacle of success at the time. Moving on and away from Albuquerque, painting became a distant memory. Although art isn’t all about canvas and paint brushes, creative projects were always part of my everyday.
Fast forward through many of life’s joys, trials, tribulations and everything in between, the desire to find a source of fulfillment, expression and release became my primary focus. After spending countless hours roaming galleries with my wonderful husband looking for art to fill our home, I soaked up all that inspiration and the paint brushes and palette knives were quickly back in my hands. Life has been colorful and my stories are shared through my painting.
2018 Plano Art Association 125
Eisemann Center—Richardson, TX
2018 52nd Annual Richardson Art Association Regional Show
Eisemann Center - Richardson, TX
2018 33rd Annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Show –
Irving Arts Center - Irving, Texas
2018 Plano Art Association Member Show
Art Centre of Plano
People's Choice Award Winner (Blue Vision)