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2018 Eat.Paint.Love Art & BEACH Retreat: OBX, NC May 20-26 Registration OPEN! 4-spots left!
(b. 1967, Anaheim, CA)
Currently lives and works in Bakersfield, CA
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 resides in downtown Bakersfield, CA. When she isn't painting, she's practicing and sharing her love for Kundalini yoga with her friends.
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
Works held in private collections all over the U.S. and Internationally
Workshops and private ongoing lessons:
I teach a handful of private students each year in my studio, along with 2-7 day workshops.
I also teach online portrait and figurative courses to over 600 students worldwide 2011 - 2017
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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