Featured Artist Kellyann Gilson-Lyman

Artsy Shark’s newest Featured Artist is Kellyann Gilson-Lyman.  She talks about her inspirations and presents her portfolio. See more of Kellyann’s work at her website, www.kellyannart.com. Enjoy!



I love working big and continue to articulate annual collections for exhibition and public display. My art practice is structured on an academic calendar. I exhibit in the Spring through Fall. I am currently articulating my canvas artwork to iterations of my art as design on leisure outdoor living products (rain umbrellas, beach umbrellas, flags & cabanas).




I offer editions of my large scale artwork on organic cotton canvas with water based inks, (eco printing). I see my work in hotel lobbies. resorts, corporate, public & private collection. I am currently exhibiting at the hotel des art, san francisco with screaminc.net. I just sold, “See beauty in what you do”, appropriating Marilyn Monroe imagery below for $5000.



My inspiration for my annual collections is reflecting positively on humanity, offering the viewer a moment to pause. Art is for all the public to enjoy.



Photography has always been a muse for my abstract collections. I spend a great deal of time outdoors with my husband, daughter and two dogs at the ocean as often as possible. I follow the burgeoning museum culture, gallery culture, artrepreneurs & global submissions.



Currently, I await a reply from the ecole des beaux art des lyon, post graduate program in contemporary art. I love the crossover of the academic study of art practice, history and salon as my practice grows.



  1. Carolyn,

    Thank you Artsy Shark for this feature! I look foward to watching you grow. I wish you much success in your endeavors. It’s always a pleasure to work with other art professionals.

    Kindly, Kellyann Gilson Lyman

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