A self-taught artist, Kelly Beeman took to drawing as a hobby since a young age. Having been influenced by her artistic parents, she grew fascinated with the technique of applying watercolor, which propelled her to continue pursuing drawing as an interest after graduation. Her watercolor work caught the attention of the fashion house JW Anderson in 2015, and subsequently led her to a number of collaborations in the fashion industry including a Travel Book with Louis Vuitton in 2020. Now known for her watercolor and oil paintings, Beeman features nonchalant-looking subjects partaking in solitude or social leisure, characterized by clean fluid lines, fields of colors, and fashion ensembles as a recurring motif. Drawing inspiration from childhood nostalgia and the everyday, Beeman’s paintings invite contemplation of deeper layers of narrative and interiority.