After obtaining a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and working a few years in the professional world; Kelly Dillard's deep passion and love for the arts arose. A self-taught artist, she traversed many mediums and many styles until honing the contemporary abstract expressionist style she paints today.

The Artist drew from her years abroad amongst the sharp dramatic cliffs of the North Sea’s coast, easing into the green lush countryside pastures of Scotland, and the ever so grey sky that holds all its intensity, but also the beauty of the mundane. Now that passion, vision and inspiration has carried over with the artist’s travels to the mystic and mysterious mountains of the Ouachita National Forest, and the thick deep roots growing in the Piney Woods of East Texas.

Kelly examines the way art shapes our environment, perception, and mood to engulf and reflect back all that surrounds us. Her paintings reflect much more than her gestural mark making or her emphasis on stroke, texture, and color. It is the embodiment of two worlds colliding, that of the five senses and that of the sixth.  One in which is explained and one which lies beyond.

                                                                                                                                                                             © copyright Kelly Dillard Art