Kelly Beekman lives and works in Queens, New York. She has been an elementary school teacher for the last 15 years and recently stopped teaching to pursue her art on a full-time basis. Forever interested in handcrafts, Kelly’s most adept with sewing and knitting. Recently she has focused her expressive energy on embroidery, striving to capture the forms and figures from her meditative life. Kelly also enjoys painting, collage and drawing with colored pencils and pastels. Always finding ways to make her work satisfying for hungry and seeking eyes, she strives to create surfaces that are rich in color and texture. Kelly has a BA in Fine Art from Bowdoin College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Antioch University New England.
Write to Kelly at paintedturtlecreations.com.
Or write to Kelly.E.Beekman at gmail.com.
I look forward to hearing from you.