many years, Barb Kellar has been involved in fabric and
fiber arts. After coming to Galena she began quilting. Then
she started painting and realized that she could apply what
she learned about color and texture in the domestic arts to
the fine arts.
realize how my skills in different areas can be used interchangeably,
seriously interested in drawing and painting only after having
grandchildren. She wanted to tell their stories in both words
and pictures and to create images that her children and grandchildren
would enjoy. Her youngest grandchild is due in August, and her
oldest is 21. She is currently working on illustrating the children's
stories and poems that she has written for her grandchildren.
working with pastels and lately has taken up watercolors. Her
favorite subjects are animals and humans.
a great way to appreciate nature and life, she said. Now
I see the world differently, as though Im a child again,
and everything is new.