Jacki Kellum is a painter and writer who is currently working from her studio in the Ozark Mountains. Her debut picture book will be published in 2022 by Doubleday for Young Readers. Doubleday is an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Red Hibiscus – Jacki Kellum Watercolor

At his time, Jacki paints post-impressionistically both in watercolor and in acrylic, but she initially trained as an abstract expressionist.

Blue Neck Scarf – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting

In acrylic, her work is painterly, and in it, you are able to recognize elements of her training as an expressionist.

Janis Joplin – Jacki Kellum Watercolor 

Her watercolors are a celebration of color.

Jacki Kellum teaches painting and picture book-making from her studio
And via workshops.

She taught a Memoir Writing class while she was living in New Jersey, and her book Harvest Your Past: Write Memoir to Reclaim Your Passion Will be Available next year.