A lot of people look at artists as something they can’t be. They can’t square the idea in their head of an artist—free, independent, carefree, a studio space, all those stereotypes, with the reality of their life—job, children, bills, cleaning the house. But it is possible to pursue your creative practice and still tend to the necessities and responsibilities of life. There’s no cleaning lady, fancy atelier, or trust fund in my life, but I have figured out how to be successful in a “real” job and still have a creative practice, and I can show you how to do it too.

Like a lot of people, maybe even like you, I worked 9 to 5 in the corporate world to make ends meet. But my art school training and desire to create stayed with me and I kept on painting, sculpting and drawing. It wasn’t always easy to find the time, but over time, and by trial and error, I found ways to do it.

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Kelly is a very creative thinker. She is focused and determined to meet stated objectives as well as committed to helping others meet their goals.
— Gary F., Director in financial services sector and professional french horn player

Kelly is a great listener… she has an uncanny ability to assess a person’s strengths and weaknesses almost immediately and has been very helpful in helping me make career choices at difficult times. I would highly recommend her…
— Greg L., Menswear designer

Kelly consistently provided me with new techniques and approaches which enabled me to look at my environment and relationships in a new and productive way… It has been a pleasure and inspiration to know Kelly…
— Heidi S., R.N., B.Sc.N, Health & Wellness Nurse Educator

If any of this piques your interest, click here for my Art and Creativity Workshops and here for my Creativity Coaching for Business offerings. There’s more coming very soon— I’m working hard behind the scenes developing programs and am excited to announce them ASAP!

If you don’t see something that fits your needs, please email me at khevel@mac.com with your suggestions or requests. I would love to hear them!

Learn more about me here:

Professional Biography

Just-for-fun-but-this-is-really-who-I-am Story

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