Kelly L. Walker is a self taught artist and her canvases express a range of abstract emotions through unusual alchemical reactions. She began painting commercially before learning to paint as a fine artist and these two practices – both an analytical understanding of her medium and a desire to express herself – have created a signature style. Walkers is the owner of Artstar Custom Paintworks, a Baltimore based decorative painting and faux finishing company founded in 2002. In 2013, Walker purchased a rundown auto shop in the heart of the city, creating an amazing studio and living space. The building is precariously placed between the historic, art rich Mount Vernon district and Seton Hill neighborhood. She has painted many a familiar Baltimore interior and her clients have also flown her to other, more exotic locations to work her faux finishing magic.