My focus on art began in my youth and eventually led me to the University of Kansas as well as The Kansas City Art Institute before being hired as an artist at Hallmark Cards. The whole experience of being in this creative but controlled environment, however, formed my awareness of how much more I preferred working independently!
I'm very grateful for the maturity, enlightenment, and self-assurance that owning my own gallery and consulting business now provides. Working through interior designers and architects to serve the art needs of clients from the most interesting and diverse segments of our social and public communities has providedlasting relationships I treasure. The belief that the art we choose to own is both an extension of ourselves and a defining statement in our personal space and lives continues to be my mantra. With this idea firmly in mind, I'm released from the burden of feeling compelled to 'sell a painting'. Rather, my goal is always to providea good value and convenient ownership of beautifully framed, well placed, and timeless art. Having done that for hundreds of art collectors over these many years gives me great satisfaction!
My first twelve years in the art industry were spent traveling the state of Florida addressing the art needs of both interior designers and art galleries. Those years were instrumental in developing my market awareness, expertise, and level of valuable service. In 1998 the decision was made to open the only full-service wholesale art and framing gallery in Tampa catering to the needs of the trade. Kelsey Keller & Assoc. has been in continuous expansion since that time, acting as a distributor for numerous artists and publishers, representing a wide variety of style, subject, and media, that includes both original and limited edition works.
Framing possibilities are endless with over 1,500 frame corner samples in the gallery from which to choose. Custom mirrors, shadowboxes, and unique molding combinations invite creative custom-design opportunities. Kelsey Keller & Assoc. is located in the Decorative Arts Center in Tampa's North Hyde Park at 311 N. Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606.