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Christine Kelly

  • 480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito CA, 94965
  • 350A

About The Artist

Artist Statement

My inspiration is the world around me, how I see it each day. My process is intuitive, as I often choose a palette first and begin with a single stroke. My work contains layers, textures and movement. Creating and destroying as I go. My work is about emotion and the viewer is free to feel and see what they want.


Christine Kelly is a San Francisco Bay Area painter. She grew up in an artistic environment, living in San Francisco with her grandfather, who was a painter and illustrator. After studying interior design at the Western Design Institute (now John F. Kennedy University), she established her own business, Kelly-Kirby Designs, in San Francisco. Her design experience, including her love of pattern, fabric, and texture, can be seen in her work, where collage has become an increasingly important element. Christine has been a full-time artist for the last two decades. She studied watercolor, painting, and printmaking at the College of Marin, and has taken workshops with Michael Cutlip, Nicholas Wilton, Michael Azgour and Carol Levy. She lives in Sausalito, CA, where she also has a studio at ICB Artists Association.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media

Studio Information

Building Name

Industrial Center Building

Studio Or Unit Number


Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

3rd Floor

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Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address

(415) 302-9252

Artist Website

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions



Rubyliving Design, Mill Valley, Menlo Park

Sausalito Art Center – Abstract Show

Ongoing going group shows at Rubyliving Design, Mill Valley, San Francisco, Menlo Park

Sausalito Artist Showcase (2023)

Small Works – Ground, Tiburon (2023)

Bold Abstract – Rubyliving Design (2022)

Fresh Paint – ICB Group Show at RubyLiving Design (2021)

Lyme Light Foundation Dart for Art (2016-2023)

ICB 50th Anniversary Exhibition at the Marin Civic Center (2019)

Lobby Shows in San Francisco (2018)

Ongoing group shows at RubyLiving Design, San Francisco, Berkeley, Menlo Park, Mill Valley

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Fall National Juried Exhibition (2016)

Cabana Home, San Francisco (2016)

“Abstract” group exhibition, Sebastopol Center for the Arts (2016)

“Fragments” The Art of Collage and Assemblage, Benicia CA

“Composing Chaos” Group exhibition, O’Hanlon Center, Mill Valley (2015)

“Bold” Group exhibition, O’Hanlon Center, Mill Valley (2015)



Christine studied Interior Design at the Western Design Institute in San Francisco and went on to establish her own design business, Kelly-Kirby Designs, specializing in commercial design.

After retiring from her design business, she studied watercolors, painting, and printmaking at the College of Marin and has taken workshops with Michael Cutlip, Nicholas Wilton, Michael Azgour, Carl Hayward and Carol Levy.

For the past 15 years she has been a full time artist at the ICB Building in Sausalito.


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