About Kelley Poling
I am originally from a small city just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. I do not have formal art education, but I was a good apprentice to my Father. He painted very beautiful and dramatic oil paintings of his life at sea when he was in the Navy. His style of painting has great influence over mine. When I was very young, I would try to paint pictures of my dog or horses under his guidance. It was seemingly futile at first, but with his guidance I would eventually succeed. I like to paint where my heart resides, and for the time being, it was with my pets. However, as I grew up, I fell in love and began to paint romantic and erotic paintings. My life took an adventurous turn and I was traveling the world as a bathing suit model and learned to surf. I fell in love again, but this time with the ocean. Once more, I began to paint what I loved. I am currently painting scenes of the ocean and the people who live at the shores.
I want to offer the “life line” that the ocean has provided me. I hope that I can provide it to the people who love my art.