My Memphis View - Mary Ellen Kelly


Can you tell us a little bit about the moment you realized you wanted to be an artist?

Well, I’ve always been creative and I come from a dexterous family, so being creative was totally around me. I was good in art in high school and always took some kind of art class after high school, but I guess the exact moment was when I was at the Cooper Young fest and saw the mixed media works of Vikki Bible. I realized that I wanted to do that.

How did you learn your necessary skills?

Ha! I stalked Vikki and eventually became friends with her and convinced her to have a weekend art workshop. After that weekend, there was no turning back.

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