Jacki Kellum is a painter and writer who is currently working from her studio in the Ozark Mountains. Her debut picture book A Donkey’s Song 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.