Born in East Amherst, NY, Kelsey was artistic from the very beginning, pursuing creative endeavors at a very young age. The artist studied at St. Lawrence University, majoring in Fine Arts, Environmental Studies, and Psychology. Focusing on painting and printmaking, Kelsey found it difficult to tear herself away from the studio. She sold her first paintings while attending St. Lawrence, still naive to her future fate as a professional artist. Post graduation, Kelsey traveled to Southern California with no intentions of staying, but the West Coast art world had other designs in mind. Patrons and dealers starting showing lucrative interest, enabling Kelsey the freedom and excitement of painting full time. Her vacation had become permanent; California was her new home. Kelsey’s work, in general, is marked with a clear expression of nature, where the realm of environment and the viewer take continued, colorful journeys. Deep spiritual and emotional inspiration, allow the artist to evoke inward thoughts and convictions using various media. Kelsey’s paintings are in private and public collections throughout the United States, as well as in Italy, Dubai, Singapore, and China.