Kelly Drake

Why are you an artist?  There’s a very easy answer to the question of why I am an artist: I can’t help it!! All my life, I have been making art of one kind or another. Everything I look at, my mind translates into color, pattern, texture, light and dark, movement. It's part of me…and it’s something that I think about all the time. 

Why is art important?  Art is something that is unique to human beings (although I did once see an elephant at the zoo who could paint a pretty decent abstract piece). A work of art gives the viewer a very personal perspective into the artist’s heart and mind. And so I think of it as a form of empathy. 

I also think that the act of making art is important. It gives the artist an outlet for ideas and emotions. For me, art is usually fun and relaxing. And I believe it’s good for you!


Beginning Figure Drawing

Multimedia H2O

Learn to Paint With Gouache

Multimedia Art Journals

Colored Pencil Technique


Multimedia H20

Art Journaling

Colored Pencils

Glow in the Dark