Kelli Murray Art has that look. You know it - the muted colors, the doe-eyed girls, the flowing hair. I love this style of illustration and I bet you do too! Kelli has been extremely generous and has offered up a print for one lucky reader! Read on for the interview and giveaway details!
Tell me some basic info about yourself.
I am 25 and I live in Encintas, CA with my husband and kitten. I work full time as the head designer for a clothing company called Jedidiah based out of San Diego. I am also a self taught artist and love to paint, sketch and do freelance design in my free time.
What kind of mediums do you use and why?
With my paintings, I always use wood as my canvas. I use acrylic paint for most of my work but also use india ink or liquid acrylics for my line work. Some of my illustrations are done with pencil and then brought to life digitally.
What made you decide to sell on etsy?
I heard about Etsy through one of my good friends who had started a shop a long time ago and found a lot of success in it. The risk is low and it is a wonderful outlet to get your art more visible. It was also a way for people to buy PRINTS of my work at a more reasonable price than my originals. I love the etsy community.
Where do you get your inspiration?
BLOGS! i am so inspired by blogs! But that is just the beginning. I was first drawn to art through a friend immersed in street culture. So I suppose that was my first inspiration. I loved the character illustrations of street artists like Fafi and Miss Van....and still do. I think my characters are extensions of me and I love to portray emotion in my work. I'm constantly inspired by nature, by fashion, by texture and color.
What is your favorite music to craft by?
Constantly changing but at the moment it is Bon Iver and Jonsi.
When it's cold outside...
i wear boots. LOTS of boots.
When I'm hungry...
When I need a boost...
i drink an iced americano.
I wish I was/were...
better at photography.
If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be...
TIME...I wish there was more time to spend with the ones i love.
If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be...
my husband. He is the all time best coffee date.
If you were an animal, what would you be?
A cat...my cat Bam has the life. I am quite jealous of him.
What's your favorite piece of your own?
I think my Bride piece. This is the painting I did a few weeks before my wedding. We had it set up at the reception and it holds a special place in my heart. It is actually the only original I have kept for myself.
What are your favorite blogs/websites right now?
You can find Kelli on
Kelli has generously offered up a print of "Rooted in Love" to a lucky winner!
- To be eligible for entry, you must be a follower of my blog through google friend connect or through your preferred RSS reader. -
- Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win. -
- Please leave separate comments for each entry. -
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Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time November 26, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on November 27, 2010 and will be emailed promptly.