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Kelly Strope

I am a self-taught artist and have been drawing since childhood. Though colored pencil has been my medium of choice for the last twelve years, I have also dabbled in graphite and most recently, pastels. I find drawing from nature to be the most rewarding and birds/wildlife tend to be my subject of choice.

Awards & Publications:

  • "Casual Friday" is an oversized pastel piece of a black pug named Toshi. He is wearing a denim jacket and perplexed expression. This artwork won 2nd Place in the October 2019 Daily Paintworks Monthly Contest.
  • "Stay Strong" featuring an orange tabby cat rendered in colored pencil was included in Ann Kullberg's book "CP Treasures Volume IV". It also earned 3rd Place in the April 2017 Daily Paintworks Monthly Contest as well as 1st Place in the drawing category of Catit's 2018 International Cat Art Contest.
  • "Song of Spring", a colored pencil piece featuring a song sparrow was included in the May 2017 Color Magazine "The Pencil Box" Artist Showcase.
  • "Bully Blues" was selected to be on exhibit at the Tifton Museum of Arts & Heritage for their "Paws on Love" show September 10-29, 2017. He won 1st Place in the 2D art category. This artwork also won 1st Place in the December 2017 DPW Monthly Contest.