Artist Profile: Kelly Ventura for Crate & Barrel

Kelly and I met in Book Arts when we attended art school years ago. I always remembered her pieces for being subtle and thoughtfully brilliant. We crossed paths again in Chicago when she was showing her incredible fiber pieces at the gallery where I worked and at The Renegade Craft Fair. Now we’re all back in the Ann Arbor area and Kelly is a full time product and surface designer. We were so thrilled to hear that a line of her illustrations had been picked up by Crate & Barrel to be reproduced for their Spring 2014 art print line. Congratulations, Kelly!

N captured some great shots of her working in the studio in preparation to send to C&B for their artist profile.


Kelly works largely in watercolor and pen. She has a beautiful signature style that’s whimsical and saturated with color.



See more of Kelly’s work at and her Minted site. We can’t wait for her collection to come out next spring – look out for it!


To have your works of art or yourself captured in the studio, give us a call at 734-929-2498 or email us at

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