Kelly Halpin has lived the majority of her life in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She showed an early interest in art and spent many of her teenage years studying film and making short movies overseas. After graduating from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in film, she transferred her interests to illustration. Kelly’s art is inspired by nature, street art, comics, and animations. Some of her favorite subject matter include surrealist takes on biology, astronomy, and folklore, as well as quirky characters in everyday objects and animals.
Outside of the studio, Kelly is an avid all mountain athlete and enjoys mountain running, climbing, snowboarding, and biking. Her sponsors include Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Gnarly Nutrition, Medicine Wheel Wellness, Suunto and Niche Snowboards.
The Coffee Weirds – The state of being nervous, spastic, compulsive, or completely tweaked out from consuming too much coffee. The Coffee Weirds is Kelly’s official online store.
BrainFarm Cinema, ESPN, Powder Magazine, Stio, Mountain Khakis, Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine, Avalon7, Jackson Hole Weekly, Jackson Hole News&Guide, Storm Show Studios, Melvin Brewing, Snake River Brewing, Jackson Hole Golfer Magazine, Teton Mountaineering, Nantucket Magazine, Lemur Productions, KGB Productions, FamDamly Productions, Jet Black Ninja Funkgrass Unit, and Fitzgerald’s Bicycles.
Voted in Best of JH Emerging Artist 2011, 2012, and 2013
Voted in Best of JH Illustrator (second place) 2016
Voted Best of JH Illustrator 2021
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