Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kelly Rae Roberts

Kelly Rae Roberts is an established author and artist.  She grew up in rural North Florida where she quickly experienced the joy and complexity of life in her small hometown. Like her mother and sister, she turned to creative outlets as a way to express her experience of life. She attended college at Florida State University and majored in social work. She began her career as a social worker but later decided to follow her heart’s true passion to become an artist.  At the age of 30, after a lifetime ignoring her dream to become an artist, her dream became a reality.  Her work is now collected and cherished worldwide.  Her unique look of layered mixed-media includes acrylics, oils, collage and ink, and her designs are featured in many publications and art festivals. Her paintings especially resonate with me in a deep way because they make me feel at peace with the moment; it is tender, heartfelt, honest and passionate.  She is a prime example of never giving up on your dreams, letting your heart guide you along in your life journey, and that anything is possible.  Simply put, do what makes you happy and the rest will follow. 

Below are some examples of Kelly's art: 


“My hope is that my work invokes a sense of clarity and peace inside of you as you walk your own path in life, and that it inspires you to discover your own limitlessness.” – Kelly Rae Roberts

- This is Kelly's homepage. It displays her art portfolio, her own book, her personal blog and more! I definitely recommend taking a peak, particularly at her "About" section. You will admire her simple quirks; her love for life is quite apparent on this webpage.

- This is Kelly's Twitter Account!  Follow her for updates on her life, upcoming dates, sneak peaks of her new work, and simple words/phrases we often need to be reminded of in life.

- This is Kelly's Flickr Account.  Here she posts all sorts of photos - everything from her upcoming jewelry line, paintings, her home and studio, family, self-portraits and life words.