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Kellie is a former high school art teacher who resides near Lafayette, La.  She spent her childhood in a rural area near New Roads, La playing outdoors and living in a world where imagination and creativity were encouraged. That environment allowed her to see the world differently than most, and she uses those experiences to enhance her artwork today.

         Kellie has a Bachelor of Art in Art Education from Louisiana Tech University. After college, she began a family and used her creativity in every aspect of her life while being a mom. She spent time working for the Acadiana Center for the Arts in both the PACE and Bright New Worlds programs which allowed her to create unique projects and work with a variety of students. Kellie also taught at Ascension Episcopal School as both a middle school and high school art teacher. Her time in the schools allowed her the opportunity to follow her passion for teaching and share her enthusiasm for art. In 2020 Kellie committed to working as a full-time artist and showcasing her work at local galleries and attending artisan markets in the south.  Creating has always felt like play for Kellie and her excitement and fulfillment can be found in every piece she creates.

Kellie Smith

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