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From an early age Eric Kelly loved to draw and craft things. His passion for art led him to spend two years in art school, right after he had finished a sensible college degree. After a run of several intense years of making art while working odd jobs, he attended graduate school in a non-art field and launched a sensible professional career – and his artistic spark dimmed and all but died.
In 2014, his artist self awoke after a 25 year pause, and he discovered the passion was still there. A curiosity to learn how to print images on metal leaf and to work with wooden panels and resin coincided with a new hobby of collecting 19thcentury photography, and quickly the two became creatively intertwined.


San Rafael artist turns Victorian-era photos into surreal, unsettling art, Marin Independent Journal, January 27, 2021.
Curiously Grim in Marin, The Steampunk Explorer, September 20, 2018.
The Edwardian Ball 2018: Fanciful Fashion, Treasure Hunts and Futuristic Contraptions. SFStation, January 19, 2018.

Relevant Education

Coursework with a focus on drawing & printmaking California College of Arts & Crafts, 1985-1987
BA, Psychology; Senior Thesis: The Psychology of the Artist Dominican College, 1985