Therese (Tess) Kelley was born in Aurora, Colorado to an Ohio farm girl and an Aerospace Engineer. One of six children and a twin she longed for quiet and took refuge in books provided by her mother. Her artistic endeavors were always encouraged and now she shares this with her students.
Currently Therese lives in Hot Springs, AR with her partner Tommy (A professional bass player), their son William, and their boxer/hound mix Opie. She spends her days teaching, painting old furniture and drawing all over the walls.
She hopes one day to make a career out of writing and illustrating children’s books and become an advocate for children like her son.
If you like her work (okay, my work) Please feel free to comment or contact.