Artist Showcase with Katie Kelly
April 5 - April 6
Disneyana, Disneyland® Park
Katie Kelly will be on hand for a special appearance April 5 - 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Disneyana in Disneyland® Park. Be sure to stop by to view her collection of work including this favorite, “Into the Forest” - take a look!
Katie shares her inspiration for “Into the Forest”:
In the painting, “Into the Forest”, Alice is escaping the Queen of Hearts teapot factory on her steam operated caterpillar aircraft. As Alice races through the steel and copper teapot tree forest after the White Rabbit, she takes just a moment to check the time. The Queen of Hearts, which is hidden within the painting, screams with anger, as Alice once again gets away from her.
Following her passions, Katie studied graphic design and oil painting at Indiana University, and graduated with her BA in Fine Arts. Through Katie’s artistic accomplishments, she has been given an amazing opportunity to be an artist for Disney. Katie believes that art has enabled her to express her inner self to others. “When I am sketching and painting,” she explains, “my mind is clear and I am at peace. I truly enjoy what I do and I hope to convey these feelings to others through my work.” She acknowledges that countless people have helped her along the way and she appreciates their assistance more than words can express. “Someone once told me,” she explains, “that one of the best ways to give back is to use your God-given talents to help others. I feel very blessed to be given the opportunity to paint and share it with those around me.”