Kelly is an artist printmaker based in Edinburgh’s old town. Drawings by Kelly explore traditional architecture, bringing to the forefront the many buildings that we associate, resonate and cherish as works of art in themselves. Born in Sydney, Australia, Kelly graduated at the University of Western Sydney with a hons degree in Design and Illustration. In 2000 she moved to the UK to concentrate on her career and to be surrounded by the Victorian, Gothic and Georgian architecture in both the UK and Europe of which dominates the inspiration of her work to this day.
Kelly joined Edinburgh printmakers Workshop in 2001 where she began combining drawings with mark making and handwritten text into multi-layered, limited edition screenprints, with some prints consisting of over 20 different, hand drawn and hand pulled layers.
Her work was awarded the Glasgow Art Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute in 2006. She exhibits regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, Visual Arts Scotland and St Columbus annual fundraising exhibition.
In 2011 Kelly went on a printmaking residency with Swansea Printworkshop, in Wales where she currently runs workshops and classes in drawing, printmaking and bookbinding. Kelly was awarded Printmaker of The Year by Printfest in 2012 and was also granted the opportunity to have a solo exhibition at the Brewery Art Centre in Kendal.
Kelly continues to create mixed media work, limited edition screenprints and private commissions.