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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Kellie Straw's Recent Work

Kellie Straw, Santa Barbara, CA
Member Since August 2009
Artist Statement My story with art began when I was a kid. I was able to draw very well compared to my friends. I continued to draw throughout my youth and into my adult years as simply a way to relax. When a friend commissioned a painting for his wife for Christmas, I thought perhaps art was something I could think seriously about. In 2008, I moved across the country from North Carolina to beautiful Southern California. The art scene is alive and well in this area and it allowed me the space I needed to find my subject and medium. In August 2008, I decided to paint a portrait of my rottweiler, Rose. When I finished the portrait, I rolled back in my chair and said to my studio partner, "well I'll be, I think I'm a portrait artist!" And so Straw Dog Art was born, and although the name centers around dogs, the simple truth is, is that I enjoy painting; and people, dogs and cats, seem to all roll off my brush with ease.
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