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Artist Kelly Kates


Kelly Kates was born in Jacksonville, Fl and moved to Saint Augustine where she attended Flagler College. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors in Graphic Design and Illustration. She is now a Freelance Artist doing graphic and illustrations under her company name, Hibou Illustrations. Her illustrations are Influenced by fifties cartoons and Aztec pattern which she incorporates into her work.. Her work conveys a sense of whimsy and childlike wonder. Her latest pieces are her "wood art" collection which are being currently sold at the Creative Soul Art Studio. Using wood rounds (she prefers oak the best) she is able to explore the nature side with her drawings as well as experimenting with different mediums such as acrylics and Faber-Castell art pens.

FUN FACT: Kelly loves long walks on the beach, eating sushi...she's just kidding (except for the last part). She loves cooking acting (she's been in a variety of stage productions), cartoons, and is a ukulele enthusiast.