Kelly U Johnson, born in Louisville, KY now living in Richmond, VA, is a self -taught artist who has been creating art since childhood. She also spent some time honing skills at University of Louisville. Acrylic painting has always been a favorite because the pace at which ideas and layering can form and change while creating. She enjoys working with a variety of mediums from graphite, acrylics to found objects. Using colorand textures to convey a story, thought or idea. She has exhibited at The Black History Museum and Cultural Center, theSlate Wall Gallery at The Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen, Taubman Museum, Mize Gallery, and The 25th African American Exhibit at Actor’s Theatre. Her work is in private collections across the US.