Kelly Pedersen grew up in rural NY and received her B.F.A. from Syracuse University.
She received her Master in Education from Loyola College and taught special education for many years.
After raising three children and many pets she is now pursuing her second career in illustrating and painting.
Kelly has been inspired by her own horses, dogs and cats, and the impact they have had on her family’s lives.
In her illustrations, she hopes people feel a sense of delight and playfulness as her animals take on human qualities. It is her desire to inspire the special relationship that pets often have with their families.
Her “children and pet" portraits will capture the personality of people’s beloved children and pets. Drawing and painting helps her express the world around her in a unique perspective.
She has taken classes by local artists and has an Art Studio at Marketview Arts Building in York, PA.
She is having her first children's book published, and the release date is August 2016.
Kelly is a member of the York Art Association and the Pennsylvania Arts Experience: PAArtsExperience.com.
She has shown her art work at the York Art Association and the Pennsylvania Arts Experience.
Kelly currently lives in Stewartstown on a small farm with her husband, horses, dogs, and cats.
She enjoys having her married children and one granddaughter living close by.
Kelly can be contacted at home or in her art studio in Marketview Arts Building.