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Kelley Dakota began her professional artistic journey when she started to experiment with watercolor and post her results on Instagram in 2012. Since then, she has grown a following and has done commissions for clients all over the world. She also has had international success creating products with her artwork.  

Unlike many of her contemporaries, Kelley Dakota is primarily self-taught and has her own approach to - and definition of - art. She believes in constantly taking risks and that inspiration can be found wherever you look. Kelley has found her niche in creating whimsical pieces that combine the vibrant colors found in nature with the form and movement of horses. She enjoys photography and painting other animals as well, but nothing compares to the horse!

When she is not painting, Kelley enjoys completing furniture restoration projects, tending to her ever-growing backyard mini-farm, and chasing after her sprightly toddler.