Behind the canvas

My name is Kaitlin Kelly, I am 24 year old self-taught artist, born and raised in Montreal. I found my passion for painting at a recreational art studio 13 years ago. It wasn’t till 2019, that I started selling my work and making custom pieces. In 2020, I devoted almost all my time to my art and creating my brand. I got a lot of fun requests that pushed my limits and helped me evolve as an artist. That year, I made 23 paintings and launched my first website, all while being a full time marketing student.

Summer 2021 was my first time living as a full time artist with no other distractions. It was so freeing to put all my time and energy into myself and my goals.  I learned a lot about managing a brand and all the aspects that go into that. I worked very hard making my first KK Canvases merch, testing canvas print suppliers and doing a lot of research to get to my goal of having this e-commerce website. It is incredible for me to see my journey and progress throughout the years and how my art resonates with others.

I am so thankful for all the love and support I’ve gotten from my friends, family and strangers. I feel very lucky everyday to wake up and do what I love. I would not be here without you all.


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