Pat Kelly has been an artist for over forty years and has participated successfully in numerous juried shows. Kelly, a native of Dayton, Ohio says that Dayton had a very rich and strong artistic community where she developed an appreciation for art and was exposed to many top American artists. After moving to Charlotte, North Carolina, Pat worked for an interior designer where she incorporated customer fabrics into original pieces in both abstract and realistic styles. Pat’s art tells a story and utilizes water media and collage in addition to her personally hand carved stamps and original applied tissue papers.

Pat’s work has been featured in print in the Northlight books: Exploring Color (1st edition) and The Creative Artist (1st edition) by Neta Leland. She has also been featured in The Artist Magazine “Art School” books on color.

In the beginning, she cultivated her appreciation for art in the unexpected yet rich artist community of Dayton, Ohio. Due to such a strong community, she was exposed to some of the top Artists in the country. After moving to Charlotte, North Carolina, Pat worked for an interior designer where she incorporated customer fabrics into original pieces in both abstract and realistic styles. Awarded a number of top place ribbons, she established herself as a professional and published artist. Currently, you will find that her art tells a story with the use of watercolors, acrylic and collage. Through the use of these mediums, she has created her own hand carved stamps and has fabricated her own acrylic applied tissue papers. Her recent work truly reflects her passion for art in her own unique style.

Pat is an established, award winning artist and currently is a exhibiting member of the Beaufort Art Association and her work can be found at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery in Beaufort South Carolina. She resides with her husband Tom on Lady’s Island.

Some of her more notable works include:

     “Stepping Outside the Box” (Acrylic and Collage) Beaufort Art Association Spring Show 2010 Second Place
     “Iddy Kittys’ Return” (Watercolor, Collage, and Stamping)
     “First Beach Steps” (Watercolor and Collage)
     “Sand Castles and Sand Writing” (Acrylic, Collage, and Stampings)
     “Sail Away”