It is a serious thing just to be alive

on this fresh morning in this broken world.

Mary Oliver


Wandering, exploring, discovering...I find stories in the energy. Influences include travel, contemporary culture, fashion, graffiti, graphic design, architecture, nature, science, and symbolism.

Using an amalgamation of methods and materials, explorations in color, mark-making, process, and materials is a large part of my process. I often embed art remnants, text and symbols, personal mementos, and found materials into surfaces.

My paintings are about energy, memory, connection, and sensory experience. I'm often alluding to a deeper discussion we can have, but ultimately I want to share energy and connect through the work.


Kelly Seeber's work speaks to the philosophy and foundation of her art practice based on energy and exploration both in and out of the studio.

Kelly is a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Fellow (2017-2018) and is featured in the current issue of Studio Visit Magazine (issue 45). She has been also been featured by Design Crush, the MOMA blog, TheArtHunters, and local newspapers and magazines. Kelly's art is held in private collections throughout the United States.

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 focused in healthcare research. Originally from San Francisco Bay, Kelly began exhibiting her art in 2015, and now lives and works in Virginia.

Besides painting, Kelly loves yoga, writing, and photography (click here to see portraits and travel photography).

Favorite Quotes

I am a museum full of art but you had your eyes shut. Rupi Kaur

When it's over, I want to say; all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. Mary Oliver

Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy. Albert Einstein

The mind once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimension. Ralph Waldo Emerson.


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