Kelli grew up in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and graduated from NSCAD in 1993. After working as a graphic designer for a number of years in Halifax, she moved with her family to Digby, Nova Scotia in 1999. Since then, Kelli has worked as a visual artist full-time from her home studio, focusing primarily on acrylic paintings and pencil drawings. She is inspired by nature, both land and sky. Her goal is to allow colour and form to become the main focus of her pieces and to let the subject be merely the starting point.
Kelli's work has been in numerous group and solo shows throughout Nova Scotia and she was an Artist In Residence at Arts, Letters & Numbers in Averill Park, NY in 2015. She is a member of the Annapolis Royal Community Arts Council (ARCAC) and past regional representative and board member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia. Her paintings and drawings can be found in private collections throughout North America. www.kellijanson.com