Kelly Banta

I started drawing when I was 2 years old and have been practicing all of my life. Now all grown up I am a 34 year old mother of 2 great kids. I  have a degree in computer publishing which took 2 long, hard years to get. I have always been in love with art and my ability to draw. I have spent years perfecting my techniques(this is a downright pain in the butt for the perfectionist in me)Most of my art is inspired by my moods. Dark art is from hard times in my life as Light hearted art seems to stem from happy times. I am a very sensitive person with a great passion for nature and the earth. You will see alot of my art has some kind of animal or natural background included in it. I have dabbled in tons of different media but seem to be inextricably drawn to my #2 pencil(I think it is possesed and will not allow me to work with any other media very well). I also love my Prismacolor and Derwent colored pencils. I inspire and encourage my sisters who are also very talented artists, my 15 year old daughter, and my 10 year old son who show signs of someday being better than me. I hope that they will develop as deep a love with art as I have so that they may carry on my dreams when I am no longer walking this mortal world.