Barbara Kelley has more than 25 years of experience as a professional illustrator with a focus on topical editorial illustrations that showcase her skill with a pen and her high level of conceptual creativity. For each drawing, she presents sketches of two to five different ideas distilled from her insightful reading of the accompanying articles. Intellectually and creatively demanding, these assignments are often completed within hours of her receiving them. She works fast and smart, with no sacrifice to style. Barbara is a graduate of Pratt Institute.

Little Known facts about Barbara Kelley:
Can dot at 1800 dots and dashes per hour…
Is an unpaid spokesperson for the #2 pencil…
Has some portraits in the bowels of the Smithsonian…
Once drew Prime minister Nakasone for the Wall Street Journal while intoxicated…
Can do a three minute headstand… (on a good day)
Mixes an excellent cocktail, current fav a Manhattan

About the Image: Barbara (on right) with Mary her co-conspiriter in blogdom!
“Searching the Cosmos”



The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal , Europe
The Florida Bar Journal
Defining Ideas
The New York Times
Dow Jones
The Washington Post
Smart Money
Harcourt Brace
Rigby Education
Scott Foresman
Scholastic Inc.
NTC Contemporary Publishing
Hampton Brown
New York Community Trust
American Express
Merrill Lynch
Carnegie Hall
The Bronx Zoo
Albert Einstien College of Medicine