Kelley grew up on the San Francisco Peninsula. She loves to travel and has lived in a variety of areas such as the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State, Finland, and China. She now resides in Truckee, California. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, where she focused on printmaking and oil painting.
Her work has been displayed in juried shows at locations including Sonoma State University, the Columbia Center of the Arts in Oregon, and the City Art Gallery in San Francisco. Kelley’s work has been commissioned at the Galbreath Preserve in Sonoma. Her work has also been featured at San Francisco’s Charles Schwab, and San Francisco’s Clarion Performing Arts Center. She was a regular artist at The Frame Gallery in Hood River, Oregon. She has also written and illustrated two children’s books.
Currently she is a regular artist at Riverside Studios in Truckee, in addition to NTA King's Beach. Kelley is also a member of the Graphic Arts Workshop Studio for printmaking in San Francisco.