About Kelly Maier

I graduated with a degree in biology, but knew there was another side of me to explore. After moving to the Seattle area, I started looking for artistic outlets. Figure drawing was my first love. I wanted to really represent what I saw. When I decided to paint, watercolor was my media of choice. I gained experience through workshops, how-to books, and many trying hours of practice.

In 2007, I decided to move into oil paints. With oil paints, I have found the texture and vibrancy that I was looking for in my paintings. I find I utilize many of the skills I gained from watercolors in my oil painting. I enjoy exploring different techniques but I describe my work as representational with lots of color. I paint figures, animals and landscapes. I work from both life and reference photos. Plein Aire painting is my latest addiction.

My paintings are on show at the Arts of Snohomish Gallery in downtown Snohomish, WA.

Kelly Maier

Summary of qualifications.

September 2009 Arts of Snohomish Gallery Snohomish, WA Juried Art Show 3rd place winner - miniatures
September 2008 Arts of Snohomish Gallery Snohomish, WA Juried Art Show
June 2008 Edmonds Art Festival Edmonds, WA Juried Art Show
April 2008 Arts of Snohomish Gallery Snohomish, WA Voted in as President of Arts of Snohomish
March 2008 Unclad Show Stanwood, WA Juried Art Show
February 2007 Arts of Snohomish Gallery Snohomish, WA Voted in as Board Member – Arts of Snohomish
June 2006 Duvall City Hall Duvall, WA Exhibition of paintings
May 2006 Miller’s Community & Arts Center Snohomish, WA “Open Studio Annual Show”, Group show
February 2006 Arts of Snohomish Gallery Snohomish, WA “Oil & Water”, Two person show
February 2005 Arts of Snohomish Gallery Snohomish, WA Accepted as member of Arts of Snohomish Gallery

Professional memberships

Northwest Watercolor Society, Associate member
Arts of Snohomish Gallery Co-operative member (2005- present) and Board president (Apr 2008- Feb 2010)