My early career in Sioux City, Iowa, age 4.

Shelley Kommers is a Los Angeles-based artist, illustrator, and designer. Her artwork is collage-based and layered, with a cheeky, whimsical quality. 

After studying Advertising at Art Center College of Design, Shelley applied her skills to illustration, clothing design, and graphic design -- and found her true creative voice when she began working in mixed media collage. Her artwork has been shown in galleries nationwide, and has been featured in numerous books and publications.

Clients and licensing partners include Pottery Barn Teen, Minted, Oopsy Daisy Art for Kids, Lendrum Fine Art, Wheatpaste Art Collective, and Zeixs Books. Collectors include The Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago, Center for the Arts, Religion & Education in Berkeley, and Julia Morgan School for Girls in Oakland, as well as private collections in the United States and Australia.

She lives in a cute yellow house with her husband, eleven-year-old daughter, and five-year-old son. 

 

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I am always on the lookout for beauty, and I find it everywhere: in the decayed, the imperfect, and the ironic; in the small, tucked away places no one else looks. 

My work is inspired by memories, the natural world, and my own inner stories. My work is about the poetry that lives beneath the surface of things.