Karen Kelly, Louisiana Artist

Artist, Instructor, Potter, Writer.
Instructor, Potter, Writer.
Artist, Instructor,
Potter, Writer.
Artist, Instructor, Potter,

Karen Kelly in her studio
Co-founder of Guild Gallery, later renamed Downtown Art Gallery 630.

Treasurer, Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild, since 1997. Grant writer. President, three years, Gallery Director, 2 years.

Author of Artistes du Terrebonne monthly arts column in the Houma Courier.

Originator of Summer Art Camp for Children and driving force behind Art After Dark and Art After Dark Spring Fiesta walking art tour in Downtown Houma.

Illustrated They Came They Stayed by Laise Ledet.

Compiled Mangez Avec Les Artiste la Terrebonne cookbook.

Workshop instructor, Houma, New Orleans area and Brookhaven, Miss.

Art Instructor, Ellender High School 1989, Downtown Art Gallery 630 and weekly art classes at private studio.

Member, Degas Pastel Society, New Orleans, La.

Award-winning artist. Examples of her work can be found here.
Artist statement:

"In 1974 I began my quest for art knowledge. Taking weekly lessons and workshops with many national artists, I gradually developed my own response to paper and paint. At times my style is impressionistic realism and other times totally abstract. These styles intermingle often to make a very exciting expression of subject, point-of-view and mood of the moment."

"I have become proficient is several media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. I also work in clay and with copper fabrication. I find I work best when I let the media dictate which direction to go in. This makes for a very creative artistic statement."



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