top of page

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Keely Holmes, Artist

About the Artist

Keely Holmes is a Montana born, bred and based watercolor artist. Like many country girls, she has had a passion for drawing and painting horses since she was a child. She has recently found her way back to watercolor and has been working hard to rebuild her portfolio, her inventory and her website.

 

Being a sixth generation Gallatin County, Montana native, Keely has an innate passion and respect for nature and the living creatures that make her home state such a special place. Although her main subjects are of the equine variety, she also enjoys painting many of the other beautiful things, animal and otherwise, that call Montana home. If it makes her heart happy and could bring a smile to someone's face, she wants to paint it. 

 

Keely studied education and art at Montana State University, earning a BS in Elementary Education with a Minor in Art Teaching, K-12. While living in the Seattle, Washington area after college, she ran an educational program for elementary and middle school aged children, and taught art lessons after school. She came back home to Bozeman, Montana in 2007 to help care for her grandparents. Keely spent four years in Seattle and was painfully homesick the last three of them. She will never leave home again. She's here to stay.

Exhibitions and
Awards

People's Choice Award Winner

Sweet Pea Festival Juried Art Show

July 8-August 7, 2022

Bozeman, Montana

 

Selected Participant

Sweet Pea Festival Winter Juried Art Show

February 1-March 1, 2023

ERA Landmark

8 E. Main St.

Bozeman, Montana

bottom of page