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.