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Kelly Vander Kley

Mattawan, MI, United States

After working as a professional photographer for more than a decade, I have decided to integrate my love of fine art with my passion for preserving what fascinates me. In 2014, I opened a gallery in the Park Trades Center in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, and began displaying my collection of personal images gathered throughout the years but kept only closely to my heart. You will see my attention turns to magnificent vibrant colors and textures. Nature and lost objects working together in harmony have become my focus. I merge what nature has created with my visions for those things that strike harmony within myself. It is my hope that the viewer of my work is also drawn into the beauty nature reveals when we closely examine what she is capable of. The imagery I create could not exist without the hand that our earth extends - the elements and creatures who have created their intricate architecture hold credit.

Kelly's ArtPrize Entries

These are Kelly's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of A Walk Through the Garden of Flowers that Once Laughed in the Fire from the Sun

    A Walk Through the Garden of Flowers that Once Laughed in the Fire from the Sun

    2017 ArtPrize Entry Kelly Vander Kley
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  • Photo of Life Force

    Life Force

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Kelly Vander Kley
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  • Photo of Tarnished Metal Revived

    Tarnished Metal Revived

    2015 ArtPrize Entry Kelly Vander Kley
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