Kelly Schaub

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” -Neil Gailman

The above quote is what inspires me to keep creating. I grew up in a family of artists, but never showed much interest myself until several years ago. My mother was in her 80’s and was rekindling her love for watercolors. She coaxed me to sit with her and paint a flower. I was hooked. I am a self-taught artist. I started with watercolors, painting animals and flowers. I now dabble in many different mediums. I am not intimidated by new challenges. I watch YouTube videos, take online courses and ask questions from fellow artists and I practice.

I enjoy playing with vibrant colors and letting my creativity flow out into each piece. One piece of art may be constructed with many layers that could include inks, acrylics, watercolors, and markers. Others may just be a single medium. I may add textures with glitter or glazes. Some pieces may be finished with resin instead of a varnish.

Most of my pieces are abstracts and seem to take on a life of their own. When I am in the mood, I will do a modern realistic piece. I have often had people commission a subject piece. My hope is that my audience will connect to the colors and fluidity of my paintings.

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