Hilary Kelley

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photo by Amanda Grupp

I grew up in the mountains, on a lake, and in the woods, surrounded by dogs and (sometimes) horses. After a stint as a professional chef, I started my own business in 2016, getting into people's heads and pulling out the visions and imagery that make up the greater portion of my body of work. I'm self-taught in that I've never had any formal training, but over the years I've found myself surrounded by many influential and talented people who have given me support, advice, and new ways to learn.

 

I'm infatuated with neurology and behavioral science, and often fold these themes into my paintings. I usually begin at the point between thought and decision, where we find stillness. I'm not fond of uncertainty so I try to make it my friend.

I live in Atlanta with my very cool husband Kyle and our three cats. I also run an illustration design thing called ThunderHarp. We ride bikes a lot. Those two things aren't necessarily connected.