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Local Artist 

Kelly Walkotten

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About Kelly 

Kelly combines her passions of photography and writing to bring the wonders of nature to others.  Through her travels, she captures images for publication.  Then, through research, writing, and presentation, she brings nature to an audience and teaches them about the habitat and behavior of unique creatures from around the world. 


She is an avid scuba diver, whose images, articles, and blogs have brought the undersea world to readers of the PSA Journal and Fem . These publications have featured articles by Kelly that include photos from diving the Caribbean, the Pacific, and Indo-Pacific. Her favorite destination is Indonesia, where she has spent fourteen weeks above and below the sea.  She has been published in many other print and web publications. 


Through her extensive use and familiarity with photo editing software, she has developed lessons and enjoys teaching Adobe Suite products of Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom.  


Kelly lives in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys and spends the summer months in the greater Grand Rapids area. Her images have been exhibited throughout the middle keys through participation in the Art Guild of the Purple Isles, the History of Diving Museum, and individual exhibitions, as well as venues around West Michigan including ArtPrize and Festival Of The Arts. 


Kelly has presented to numerous camera clubs and civic organizations and photography conferences around the country, along with teaching Photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom. 

She has been published in Photographic Society of America’s The Journal: “Photographing Mandarin Fish”, “Pika- Rock Rabbits of the High Mountains”, “Nudibranchs – Jewels of the Sea.”


Kelly Walkotten

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