Kelly Elizabeth Claeys
Mixed Media Artist
About The Artist
My creativity has fought its way out of me since birth. I have tried to “be” other things, but I always come back to me, the artist. Over a lifetime, I have learned to embrace it, channel it, and find outlets to put it out into the world. I am primarily a mixed media artist, which in plain terms, I put “stuff” on my artwork. It must have some 3D element to it. A sparkle, a gem, a shell, shards of glass, the list goes on. Anything not nailed down may find its way to a piece. I found an unlikely niche in painting and adorning mermaids on wood and I have spent the last four years bringing mermaids “to life” in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It’s an amazing feeling, and a validating one, when my art began to sell. For actual money and to hangs on someone’s wall. I know a piece of me resides in it, my struggles and my triumphs,
because they are engrained in every brush stroke.
Art IS therapy. I am still discovering who I am in my personal life, in this body I was gifted, but what I do know is what I am.
I am an artist.
Peace and love,
Kelly E. Claeys
“The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The Purpose of life is to give it away.”