My name is Kelly Yeomans, I’m an Illustration Artist based in SW Wisconsin.
I live in a beautiful region of SW Wisconsin, dotted with limestone bluffs, river valleys, wooded hills, and farmland pastures. Through my artwork, I strive to showcase the beauty of the nature around me.
My work is created using pencil and digital mediums, a mix of traditional and modern. Drawing, for me, holds beauty in its classic simplicity. Working with graphite allows me to best interpret a range of detail; I can choose simple form or focus on intricacies.
In a post modern day, it is my hope that my work invokes within the viewer a sense of timelessness, and a re-visit to the simple act of appreciating the beauty of the art subject.
I grew up in the 80’s in a Michigan suburb outside of Detroit and graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2002 with a BFA in Illustration. During my time in college I studied a term at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, which proved to be a life changing experience.
Growing up, I spent most of my time outside. As a young adult I was constantly pursuing outdoor adventures and exploring remote areas. Like my love for the outdoors, creating art was something that I’ve always done and seemed to be a natural expression of myself from an early age.
After college my career led me into graphic design, and since then I have worked for a variety of clients and employers in graphic design, photography, and video production. Additional professional experience includes visual display, printmaking, and ceramics painting.
All of my experiences have matured me as an artist and person, ultimately bringing me to the place I am today, which is right back where I started; a girl playing in the woods and drawing the images that dance across her mind.
When I’m not creating I can be found managing my gardens and woods and enjoying the outdoors.