Artist. Teacher. Daydreamer. Fantasy Reader. Video Game Player.
Kelly was born in coastal Mississippi. After high school she attended the Savannah College of Art and Design. There she majored in illustration with a focus on children’s books illustration. Upon graduating from SCAD she returned home to Mississippi where she became an art teacher. Eventually she left Mississippi to live in Portland, Oregon. There she earned her master degree in education in continued pursuit of her career in teaching.