Hello, my name is Kelly Kyv, a stay home mom living in Greece. I am Greek Canadian, born and raised in Canada, where I recieved a degree in graphic design. However, it was a bit too rigid for me and it never won me over. Art has been an instinctive part of my life from as far back as I can remember. In school, I struggled with learning and socializing and so this lead me to find my voice, through creating. I've always been drawn to and inspired by illustrators. As a child by the nostalgic Victorian illustrators, also by the simplicity and the nurturing art of Charles M. Schulz and enchanted by Disney animations. When I create, although I mostly use and love graphite, I do also excuse myself from the restrictions often placed upon us and allow myself the freedom to explore.