Originally from the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, NM, Kelly was surrounded by the beauty of nature coupled with  many  cross-country adventures with her amazing parents, who led her down many creative paths.  She caught the creative  fever after picking up paint brushes for the first time in her early teens.  A student in public school and private classes, she was able to experiment with many mediums.  Oils became her 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 painting isn’t all about canvas and paint brushes, creative projects were  always part of her everyday. 

Fast forward through life’s joys, trials, tribulations and everything in between, the desire to find a source of fulfillment  expression and release became a primary focus.  After spending countless hours roaming galleries looking for art to fill her home, she soaked up inspiration and the paint brushes were quickly back in her hands. 


Influences — Martha Bacon—art instructor, The Impressionists, Expressionists, Georgia O Keefe, and local artists JD Miller and Lea Fisher.  Nature is always an influence—the universe has its own special techniques for creating the most beautiful pieces of art.

Education — Public School and Private Courses over the last 30+ years.  Fashion Merchandising  degree with arts emphasis at Baker University and recently at The Artist Within in Plano with Dawn Petty.   Private instruction with JD Miller, Samuel Lynne Galleries Dallas,  Maciej Maga, Studio Maga Dallas.


Experience — Exhibited at NM State Fair, Blue Ribbon winner in medium. Ginger Fox Gallery-Dallas, Ten 20 Gallery-Plano, PAA Member Show Peoples Choice Winner (2018), Regional Shows in Richardson and Irving, installations in corporate and retail settings, and private residences. Solo Show October 5 - December 1, 2018 aat the ArtCentre of Plano.


Artistic Philosophy — Express the mind’s eye point of view.  Let the paint, brush and palette knife clear the mind and do the communicating for you.  Never be afraid of color, a little or a lot.  Art is  everywhere—it’s all in how your mind’s eye sees it, plays with it, expresses it and reflects the soul.


Techniques — Combination of oils and acrylic with a variety of mediums and application tools to  create dimensional texture and movement on the canvas.


Accomplish with art — Express emotions and memories through color, texture, and movement.    Observe, remember, share, discuss and reflect to be inspired.

 


 Exhibition of Work

2018                        Solo Show "Life In Color" ArtCentre of Plano - Plano, TX

2018                        Plano Art Association Annual 125 Show - Richardson, TX

2018                        52nd Richardson Civic Art Society Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

                                 Richardson, TX

2018                        33rd Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition—Irving TX

2018                        Connect Gallery  Carrollton, TX

2018                        Blue House Too—VALA Florescence Show—Allen, TX

2018                        Plano Art Association Member Show—   Plano, TX    

                                 Blue Vision Peoples Choice Award Winner

2017                        Blue House Too—VALA Increscent Show—Allen, TX

2016-2017           Ten20 Gallery   Plano, TX

2016-2018          Jonathan Dean, Dallas, TX

2015 -2016        Ginger Fox Gallery  Dallas, TX

2015                     Bishop Ranch  Dallas TX

2014                     Dwell on Davis  Dallas, TX

 Commissions

2014        Connect Technology Group,  Carrollton, TX          Controlled Kaos Diptych—Acrylic on Canvas

2014        Ken Valencia—Retail lounge, Dallas, TX                 Don’t Fence Moo In  Acrylic on Canvas

2014         Cody Ellison—Retail lounge, Dallas, TX                 Zen Lines  Acrylic on Canvas

2015         Toni Richardson,  Dallas, TX                                       Pinky  Acrylic on Canvas -  inspired by Pink Floyd

2015      Santa Fe Chevrolet, Santa Fe, NM                               Comptroller Office Adventure Road Oil  on Canvas

2015      Jack Peggs, Collector  Wichita, KS                               Metallica Acrylic on Canvas

2016  Cody Ellison, Collector   Dallas, TX                                Opposites Attract Oil on 3D Oil on Canvas

2016      Refuge for Women North Texas Denton                  Set Free   3D Oil on Canvas

2016      Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club                      Aggie Storm, Acrylic on Canvas

2016  Mr. and Mrs. C. Chandler  Allen, TX                              Pedal to the Metal  Acrylic on Canvas

2016       Bishop Ranch,  Dallas, TX                                            Fly Me to the Moo, Acrylic on Canvas

2016 Stronger Than Espresso, McKinney, TX                     Desert Bloom, 3D Oil on Canvas

2016  Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Shepardson,  Huntley, IL            Cubs Win!!!, 3D Oil on Canvas

2017  Margaret Kepler, Albuquerque, NM                             Color Me Margaret, 3D Oil on Canvas

2017  Private Collector, Plano , TX                                            Purple Borealis, 3D Oil on Canvas

2017  Mr. and Mrs. Derek Stutsman, Los Gatos, CA           Power of Attraction, Acrylic on Canvas

2017 Private Collector, Carrollton, TX                                     Rocky Mountain High, 3D Oil on Canvas

 

 
 

 Media

KellyStellerHrad.com

https://www.saatchiart.com/kellystellerhradart

www.facebook.com/KellyStellerHradArt/

Instagram  KellyStellerHrad

society6.com/kellystellerhradart

Steller.co/stellerhrad

Plano Profile—Around Town, Art February 22, 2016

Plano Magazine—February 22, 2016

Plano Profile—Around Town, Art February 29, 2016

Plano Profile—Art, Downtown Plano, April 18, 2016

Stronger Than Espresso—Gala Invitation

Plano Profile—Society, Art, March 2017

DADA—Increscent: A VALA Collective

Art and Seek—Florescence Collective

Irving Art Association—33rd Texas and Neighbors

Richardson Civic Art Association—52nd Regional Show

Education

Bachelor of Arts—Baker University  Baldwin City, KS

Private Study—Albuquerque NM Martha Bacon

Private Study—Plano, TX  Dawn Petty

Private Study—Dallas, TX  JD Miller

Private Study—Dallas, TX  Maciej Maga

Professional Affiliations                   

Art Centre of Plano

Plano Art Association

Visual Art League of Allen—Allen Art Alliance

Personal Affiliations                   

Baker University Alumni Association

Alpha Chi Omega Alumnae