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Kelley is a book illustrator working out of Portland, Oregon. Having lived in Japan, New Zealand and Australia, she says that, “I enjoy meeting people from different countries and learning about various cultures around the world.”
Kelley’s art is inspired by the many mythologies and costumes of the world, as well as the lush scenery of her home, the Pacific Northwest. She recently illustrated the covers for a fantasy YA series from Disney-Hyperion called The Second Guard. She also illustrates the Ranger in Time series for Scholastic, and participated in the fanzines Ladies of Literature and 1001 Knights.
1 moon knight and sun knight
“These two pieces were created for the zine 1001 Knights. I dreamed up two orders of knights whose traditions, values and outfits are inspired by the moon and the sun.”
2 Tomoe Gozen
“Tomoe was a female samurai who lived in the 12th century. This illustration was my own take on a Hiroshige print of Tomoe on a rearing horse. The battle was my own addition. Only after finishing the drawing did it occur to me that a samurai wouldn’t be fighting a battle in the snow in a beautiful kimono, so I like to think that she was attacked during a dinner party, and only had time to grab her sword before jumping on her horse.”