Kelly Jo Mullaney was born in Eden Prairie, Minnesota on May 7th, 1988. Kelly Jo (KJ) began drawing as a child. Her passion for Art and Design has continued throughout the years. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder with her BA in Fine Arts: Painting and Drawing, she currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area as a freelance artist and designer.
She works with many different mediums, constantly exploring new materials and new styles of painting and drawing. Her primary focus is Oil and Acrylic painting, on top of, Digital Illustrations which she often hand prints on clothing making wearable art.
ilive in a world of color. My artwork explores the natural and urban life that surrounds me. My passion to create is positively charged with emotional and spiritual visions. Instead of reproducing what I see before my eyes, I choose an inspiring reference point that has captured me.
My imagination explores whimsical elements of combining both dreams and reality to produce escapes. Color and texture are important elements in my paintings.
On the contrary, my digital illustrations are typically black and white emphasizing the contrasts in my life.
The amazing sceneries I have been blessed to travel and live in inspire me to continue to document my adventures, create, and share.
If you look close enough, you may find hidden images or words in my artwork that describe my life and the lives of those who have influenced me.