Kelly E. Claeys
Mixed Media Artist
“The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The Purpose of life is to give it away.”
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 primarily work with mixed media, 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 painting and adorning mermaids on wood and I have spent the last four years bringing mermaids “to life”. Currently, exclusively by special order. Each piece I create, a little bit of me 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. May your home and your heart be filled with light and love... Always, Kelly