Instructions for living a life.

Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.

                                                                     - Mary Oliver

Through wandering, exploring, discovering...I see, feel, and appreciate more. I take photographs and collect stories in sights, sounds, colors, and textures. Whether in my neighborhood or in cities across the world, the energy I feel fuels the work. 

Influences also include pop culture, graphic design, architecture, nature, science, and symbolism.

Using both painting and mixed-media techniques, I use acrylics, inks, enamel, and found and repurposed materials. Many years of painting practice has led me here, but the work is always rooted in painterly abstraction.

Ultimately, my work is about energy. Strong bold, positive, these are the energies I want to shine through.

Thank you for stopping by.


Kelly Seeber's work speaks to the philosophy and foundation of her art practice focused on exploration.  She is a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Fellow (2017) and is featured in the current issue of Studio Visit Magazine (issue 45). Previously, she has been featured by Design Crush, the MOMA blog, and local newspapers and magazines.

Kelly's art is held in private collections throughout the United States. She is a member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.

A wholly self-taught painter, Kelly earned an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor's of Science degree, and a Master's of Science degree (magna cum laude), focused in health care research. Kelly is originally from San Francisco Bay, began exhibiting her art in 2015, and now lives and works in Virginia.

Besides painting, Kelly loves yoga, writing, portrait photography, and travel photography.

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