KELLY DOOLEY

Kelly Dooley is an Abstract Artist. She believes that seeing the artistic process reflected through the artist's hand is what makes artwork compelling.

Dooley completed her B.F.A. from Kansas State University in 2007 and currently teaches Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. She aims to reproduce the same responsiveness and uninhibited creativity that she sees in her young students. Her playful style speaks to her intuitive process while highlighting her interest in discovery and sense of space. The result is multiple layers, energetic marks, and a freshness that refuses to be pinned down.

Kelly lives and works in a bungalow near downtown Overland Park, where she is inspired by the Kansas landscapes and her nightly neighborhood walks. She is also influenced by the woodcuts of Helen Frankenthaler, the mark-making of Howard Hodgkin and the color fields of Jane Booth.