Kellie was born in Columbus, Georgia and grew up on a small farm in Eufaula, Alabama where she spent most of her time outside and creating at an early age. Kellie attended and graduated from Troy University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. In college, Kellie focused on painting and print- making, and enjoyed combining materials in her work. Kellie began working for Chroma’s Atelier Interactive brand of paint while attending college and continues to work for them today as their representative to the South-East United States. This position gives Kellie a corporate sponsorship, providing her with paint for her large-scale works. Working for the paint company keeps her in direct contact with large art suppliers and allows her to have the opportunity to try new materials of all brands.
Kellie is an exciting and dynamic artist and teacher that will change the way you look at painting. Her works of art seem to jump off the canvas with stunning texture, vibrant color, and vitality. Currently she specializes in a range of works on canvas, wood, and paper. From amusing portraits to thought provoking and engaging abstract works, her deep understanding of the multitude of mediums she employs makes her work stand out. These traits make Kellie Newsome a versatile artist, and her exciting, determined, and uplifting personality makes her an inspiring teacher. You can see an ever-increasing amount of Kellie’s artwork in group and solo shows in the South East, permanent collections at Wallace Community College Selma, Concordia College, city and government buildings, and small and large businesses throughout the United States.