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Kelly Berkey

(b. 1967, Anaheim, CA)

Currently lives and works in the countryside in Ray County, MO

KellyBerkeyArt@gmail.com | www.kellyberkey.com  | 816.560.9152

Kelly Berkey’s art consists mainly of the female form, where she works to convey not only the beauty of women, but also the subtleness of their strength and vulnerability. Her training with Michelle Dunaway and Romel de la Torre has helped her technical skills while studies with artist Stanka Kordic has fueled her to push the boundaries of realism and abstraction, building the form only to smear, wipe, and abstract it, driving her women further into another world. Working primarily in oils, Kelly intuitively allows each painting to evolve over weeks, even months before presenting to her audience. 

Born and raised in Southern California, Kelly now makes her home in the hilly countryside of Ray County, MO. When she isn't painting, she's practicing and sharing her love for Kundalini yoga with her friends.

Exhibitions

2018 Hilliard Gallery, The 11th Annual Human Form Show, MO

2017  Bohemian Sage Gallery, MO

2017  The Farm House, MO

2015  Willow Springs Mercantile, MO

2012  Molly Roberts Studio, MO

2011  The Gallery Off Broadway, MO

Collections

Works held in private collections all over the U.S. and Internationally

Corporate clientele:

  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Kirkland’s Home Stores
  • At Home Stores

Workshops and private ongoing lessons:

  • Michelle Dunaway
  • Romel de la Torre
  • Stanka Kordic.

Teaching

I teach a handful of private students each year in my studio, along with 2-7 day workshops. 

Workshops: 

  • 2016 Portugal, Excelsior Springs, MO
  • 2017 Outer Banks, NC, Excelsior Springs, MO
  • 2018 Outer Banks, NC, Ireland, Tuscany
  • 2019, Tuscany, Florence, Greece

I also teach online portrait and figurative courses to over 600 students worldwide 2011 - 2017

Publications

Corbin Crabble, VintageKC Magazine, Summer 2018 edition 

Samantha Kilgore, Berkey Invites Intimacy Through Color, Light, Excelsior Springs Standard, February 9, 2018 p. 24

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