Patti Kelly is a multidisciplinary, self- taught artist who works in botanical arts and photography. She is inspired by the natural landscape, plants, and botanicals that surround her. An explorer from a young age, she continues to travel, hike, and observe lands close and far. She has studied locally at Longwood Gardens and acquiring hands-on experience from talented international floral designers in the industry. Kelly exhibits at the world- renowned Philadelphia Flower Show, where her work is recognized and awarded. Kelly has over 15 years of teaching experience working with all age groups, including those with different learning abilities. Recently, Kelly worked on a farm where she learned how to grow organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers from seed. Currently, she volunteers her time on a local farm, continuing to learn optimal flower-growing practices and offers Botanical workshops here at the CAC in flower arranging, wreath making and photography. She teaches at the CAC Summer Spree, children’s visual arts summer camp. Kelly has a BA in Journalism, from Temple University.