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I've been an AP Art Studio / History educator and artist for almost 10 years, and have now transitioned into marketing. Without any creative upbringing, art searched the world and found me, a 9 year girl on a tiny island, and granted me a gift.
Acrylic painting and Graphic Design are my weapons of choice. Whether it is working on a portrait or a logo design, once I get into my flow I am lost to my surroundings. Being creative frees my mind, heals my soul and leaves an impression on others.
I am driven by the thirst of becoming the best version of myself. Every technique I've acquired; every new design I've amassed, have been gained by outwitting the devil (Napoleon Hill).
Originally from the spice island of Grenada in the Caribbean, Karla (Kay) Kelman is a studio artist, as well as a graphics designer, specializing in acrylics and oils. Surviving the 1983 war in Grenada, her family migrated to Brooklyn, New York when she was only 12 years old. She later relocated to Oklahoma, in pursuit of her Fine Art degree from Oklahoma State University. In addition to her Bachelor’s in Graphic Design, she also holds a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies, Associates in Liberal Art, and Education Credentials in California and Oklahoma. A wife of nineteen years and mother of two, she taught College Board AP Art at the high school level for ten years before becoming the Director of Marketing for an international private school system. Her passion for the arts and her knack for providing opportunities for fellow artisans, have made her an inspirational and an unforgettable persona. She currently resides in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. where her family has now taken on guardianship of two of her nieces. Unfazed by life’s challenges, her momentum in the arts has been accelerated to a whole new level. She is known for her quote, “I am driven by the thirst of becoming the best version of myself. Every technique I’ve acquire; every design I’ve created have been gained by ‘outwitting the devil’ (Napoleon Hill).”