STORYTELLER IN THE MAKING
Kelly was lucky enough to grow up under the shadow of Mt. Taranaki and spent much of her childhood wandering the black sand beaches of New Plymouth, op-shopping with her mum, bush-walking with her dad, and watching junky TV shows with her brothers.
As a kid she liked to draw and write stories. At age seven she won a school competition for a picture of a Ponga tree, and when she was eleven she had a poem about the importance of conservation read out on national telly. Later she went on to study art at the Rhode Island School of Design and writing at Victoria University’s IIML, but nothing surpassed those early achievements.
These days Kelly enjoys: birds, tall tales, trash 'n treasure, humour, dreaming, trees, gardening, memory, night skies, dawn choruses, bioluminescence, street art, music, magic, kindness, kid’s books, baking, quirks of nature, kinetic sculpture, pattern, light, colour, wonder, road trips, flowers, collections, the unexplained, vernacular photos, the ocean, odd factoids, docos, sci-fi, imaginings, old folks, youthful spirits, friends, family, and making stuff.