Hey, y'all! My name is Kelsey Huckaby-Johnson and I am lead staff and an instructor with Traveling ART!
I'm a native Texan presently residing in the hill country. Creating art has been a life-long passion of mine that budded in early childhood. When I was 9 years old, one of my paintings was chosen to be a part of an art show at a mall in my hometown, Houston, TX. Since then, I have remained active in my art community by participating in live painting events, art shows and festivals, jurying for the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competitions, and doing commission-based work. I also vend bite-sized creations through the Art-o-Mat art vending machines nationwide.
I first started working with kids in 2013 through the McKenna Children's Museum working as a face painter and arts and crafts instructor. The following year, I jumped on board with Traveling ART! It is my joy and privilege to get to work with children and encourage them as my former art teachers encouraged me. Seeing the next generation of growing artists has been so refreshing and inspiring, and I'm proud to be a part of their artistic futures.