Kelly Ventura

kelly ventura. Based in Milford, MI, US.

  • 62 awards won
  • 564 comments made
  • 12069 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 19
  • editor pick 43

About Kelly Ventura

I am a fine artist and surface designer working with various clients in the home, gift and children's industries. You can find me painting and creating pattern daily in my Michigan home studio, where I reside with my husband and three young boys.

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Greg Crawford on Sep 08 2015
Greg Crawford
  • Minted Aug 27, 2015
  • 23 Comments made
  • 252 Votes cast

Kelly, I love your works, especially the gestural paintings with loose, drippy washes as well as the ones incorporated into circular forms. So glad to see that domino featured your work! Congratulations to you.

Nell Waters Bernegger on Feb 10 2015
Nell Waters Bernegger
  • Minted Dec 2, 2011
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  • 187 Comments made
  • 3270 Votes cast

Wow-Thank you for the other likes too that I am just seeing : ))

Nell Waters Bernegger on Feb 10 2015
Nell Waters Bernegger
  • Minted Dec 2, 2011
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Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for your likes. Those 2 are among my most favorite actually. It means a lot coming from you as I love your work. I particularly love the submission, Passive. Best of luck : ) Nell

Amy Hall on Feb 04 2015
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 6 Awards
  • 285 Comments made
  • 3041 Votes cast

Thank you sooo much for the like. Your work is simply stunning.

Alex Colombo on Feb 04 2015
Alex Colombo
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 1 Award
  • 112 Comments made
  • 1403 Votes cast

Thank you so much Kelly for the like on my Beatrice painting! I LOVE your work!

pandercraft on Aug 29 2014
pandercraft
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
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kelly, thanks again for your comments on "marquee" I'm sure it's a bit in hyperbolic.. ;). I appreciate your word like its gospel though! With all that u make, I cannot imagine u needing to purchase anyone's art! :)

pandercraft on Aug 29 2014
pandercraft
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
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Thanks, Kelly... Incredible to get + feedback from u especially.

That Girl Studio on Aug 14 2014
That Girl Studio
  • Minted Dec 23, 2011
  • 20 Awards
  • 296 Comments made
  • 4123 Votes cast

Thanks Kelly - funny, when I see your work, I think "now that is real art, that is the real deal." Huge fan of yours : )

Kelly Nasuta on Aug 11 2014
Kelly Nasuta
  • Minted Nov 24, 2009
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  • 39514 Votes cast

Hi Kelly, thanks so much for your kind comment! Completely made my day – especially coming from you. Your work is always beautiful.

pandercraft on Aug 05 2014
pandercraft
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
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Thanks for liking "love potion" Kelly---I am loving your "brilliant" and "organic dots entries, always a delight! Best of luck 2U ;)

Susanne Kasielke on Jul 30 2014
Susanne Kasielke
  • Minted Mar 25, 2014
  • 8 Awards
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  • 6339 Votes cast

Kelly, Thank you so much for your comment on my "Let's eat" series - It means so much to me coming from you! I'm such a big fan of your work and an even bigger one since I met the lovely you at Surtex!

Melanie Severin on Jul 08 2014
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
  • 122 Awards
  • 3515 Comments made
  • 46652 Votes cast

Kelly, thank you so much - you seriously made my day! I've been a huge fan since seeing your very first submissions in the call for entries challenge and since then your work has just been brilliant - this latest challenge no exception! Can't wait to buy (more of!) your work for our home :)

Carrie ONeal on Jul 07 2014
Carrie ONeal
  • Minted Jan 17, 2010
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  • 17435 Votes cast

Kelly, Thanks for your kind comment about my "mom's rules" series. It means a TON coming from you! I loved seeing your work today on Crate & Barrel. Kindof freaked out a little...one of those I (KINDOF) KNOW HER!!! moments.

Phrosne Ras on May 27 2014
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
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you. are. incre.da.bill. :)

Phrosne Ras on May 09 2014
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 266 Awards
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  • 13798 Votes cast

Hi Kell :) Thanks so much... what you think now? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/175621

Robin L. Andrews on May 05 2014
Robin L. Andrews
  • Minted Mar 21, 2013
  • 5 Awards
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  • 58609 Votes cast

You look great in your new photo! :D

Kayla King on Apr 04 2014
Kayla King
  • Minted Apr 6, 2009
  • 41 Awards
  • 142 Comments made
  • 5235 Votes cast

Hi Kelly! I wondered if your piece "Sky High" was picked up by Minted? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/81102 I've loved it so much from the moment I saw it and wanted to find out it you would be interested in selling a print or something if Minted had not picked it up. Let me know. You have such a beautiful style and I really look forward to seeing what you produce in future challenges. Cheers!

Yao Cheng on Mar 18 2014
Yao Cheng
  • Minted Nov 11, 2013
  • 12 Awards
  • 16 Comments made
  • 61 Votes cast

Thank you, Kelly for your kind words as always!

Neeta Sawhney on Mar 14 2014
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 2533 Comments made
  • 14667 Votes cast

Congratulations Kelly it sure is great that you won I love your designs always

Phrosne Ras on Mar 05 2014
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
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  • 13798 Votes cast

thanks so much Kelly :) what do you think : http://www.minted.com/design-rating/150909 (made the text grey as well)

Nazia Hyder on Feb 07 2014
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 20 Awards
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  • 7181 Votes cast

Thankyou Kelly for your sweet remarks & feedback on "Modern Classic". :)

Keen Peachy on Feb 04 2014
Keen Peachy
  • Minted Feb 28, 2013
  • 53 Awards
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  • 78097 Votes cast

Congrats on your beautiful art print wins!!

Hooray Creative on Feb 03 2014
Hooray Creative
  • Minted Nov 23, 2010
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  • 19059 Votes cast

Thanks Kelly! Loving your work too! Planning on going to Crate & Barrel & West Elm to marvel at your art prints in person!

Danielle Hartgers on Feb 03 2014
Danielle Hartgers
  • Minted Jan 4, 2012
  • 21 Awards
  • 630 Comments made
  • 25794 Votes cast

Congrats on all your wins!!! Well deserved... such amazing art!

Lindsay Megahed on Feb 03 2014
Lindsay Megahed
  • Minted Dec 26, 2010
  • 122 Awards
  • 595 Comments made
  • 15438 Votes cast

Congrats on all your wins Kelly! Your art is so inspiring - I always look forward to what you'll do next :)

Aspacia Kusulas on Feb 02 2014
Aspacia Kusulas
  • Minted Mar 22, 2010
  • 85 Awards
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  • 32924 Votes cast

Just a little note to tell you that i absolutely love all your sumissions for the art challenge :)

Stephanie Nowotarski on Jan 31 2014
Stephanie Nowotarski
  • Minted Apr 25, 2013
  • 16 Awards
  • 12 Comments made
  • 5380 Votes cast

Hi Kelly- In regards to construction no. 7- shoot me an email at shnowota@gmail.com and I'd love to sell you a print, we can work out the details via email. Thanks- Steph

Jessie Steury on Jan 30 2014
Jessie Steury
  • Minted Nov 1, 2011
  • 160 Awards
  • 283 Comments made
  • 29342 Votes cast

Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for your compliments. It totally made my day!! I'm a huge fan of your work :)

Neeta Sawhney on Jan 29 2014
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 2533 Comments made
  • 14667 Votes cast

Thanks Kelly I am happiest when I playing around with colors. Love some of your designs as well.

Nazia Hyder on Jan 29 2014
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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  • 7181 Votes cast

Thank you Kelly for your feedback on my "Tea" entry. Your work is perfection in the West Elm challenge! Good Luck! :)

Yao Cheng on Jan 29 2014
Yao Cheng
  • Minted Nov 11, 2013
  • 12 Awards
  • 16 Comments made
  • 61 Votes cast

Hi Kelly! Thanks for your lovely comment :) Your work is beautiful too, I especially love your dinnerware for Bloomingdales!

Lindsay Megahed on Jan 27 2014
Lindsay Megahed
  • Minted Dec 26, 2010
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Thanks so much for your feedback Kelly. I really admire your work so I take your comments to heart :)

Sarah Curry on Jan 14 2014
Sarah Curry
  • Minted Oct 12, 2011
  • 79 Awards
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  • 16784 Votes cast

Thank you for your sweet comment, Kelly! I actually used similar foliage in my wedding invite designs, but I'm now thinking that I should have gone gold in that challenge ;) Love your entries! So well done and perfectly "you"!

Phrosne Ras on Jan 13 2014
Phrosne Ras
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  • 13798 Votes cast

2 designs! :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/138849 http://www.minted.com/design-rating/138881

Phrosne Ras on Jan 13 2014
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 266 Awards
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  • 13798 Votes cast

Kelly, thanks so much! what do you think of this version? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/138751

Angela Marzuki on Nov 22 2013
Angela Marzuki
  • Minted May 24, 2011
  • 64 Awards
  • 1128 Comments made
  • 22005 Votes cast

Thanks for your note, Kelly! I'm so glad I could help and the update looks great! Best of luck, you have some lovely entries!

Annada Hypes on Nov 13 2013
Annada Hypes
  • Minted Oct 13, 2011
  • 13 Awards
  • 87 Comments made
  • 710 Votes cast

thank you for your feedback :) I just visited your website, and you are so talented!!! I love your pattern designs.

Genna Cowsert on Nov 02 2013
Genna Cowsert
  • Minted Feb 23, 2013
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  • 9720 Votes cast

Congratulations on your win! Well deserved!

Miranda Lyn on Sep 30 2013
Miranda Lyn
  • Minted Apr 25, 2013
  • 8 Awards
  • 36 Comments made
  • 534 Votes cast

In case you haven't seen it yet, your print is up on West Elm! I've been going through all of their listing photos looking at the Minted prints in their set-ups and your print is in quite a few! It's so lovely, it goes perfect with their style :)

Rebecca Bowen on Sep 11 2013
Rebecca Bowen
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
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HAHA..thats awesome. i got to know what the sign is for? and how do i get one;)

Phrosne Ras on Aug 26 2013
Phrosne Ras
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Thank you Kelly - That is just the best compliment ever! How do I do that??

Laura Hankins on Jun 28 2013
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 143 Awards
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  • 9351 Votes cast

Hi Kelly! I had been working on a flamingo print for a while now and just saw your beautiful submission! I hope you don't mind my entry, I think they're executed quite differently- but let me know if you're uncomfortable with it, I'm happy to tweak it some more. Thanks! ~Laura

Chryssi Tsoupanarias on May 02 2013
Chryssi Tsoupanarias
  • Minted Aug 30, 2012
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  • 27103 Votes cast

Your West Elm submissions are incredible Kelly!

Jennifer Wick on May 01 2013
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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Kelly, your submissions for the West Elm challenge are stunning, and I hope more then a few of them win! I think you mentioned that you are going to the NSS/Surtex show - if so, I can't wait to meet you : )

TeeEm on Apr 26 2013
TeeEm
  • Minted Mar 1, 2013
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  • 5050 Votes cast

"Pomum" is lovely and deserving of a win!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Apr 19 2013
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
  • Minted Mar 26, 2011
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Congrats on your Editor's Pick Kelly!

Rebecca Allen on Apr 17 2013
Rebecca Allen
  • Minted Apr 14, 2013
  • 19 Comments made
  • 55 Votes cast

Just added you to my favorites! Love your work!

Monica Schafer on Apr 11 2013
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
  • 53 Awards
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  • 25107 Votes cast

Hi Kelly, Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my beach day design! I'm going to try out your idea... :) Loving all your work!

Kayla King on Mar 17 2013
Kayla King
  • Minted Apr 6, 2009
  • 41 Awards
  • 142 Comments made
  • 5235 Votes cast

Hi Kelly, thank you for you comment on my art print "A Floral Crown". If you had a minute to check out the revised design and let me know what you think, I would totally appreciate it. Thank you!! :)

aticnomar on Feb 01 2013
aticnomar
  • Minted Apr 10, 2011
  • 18 Awards
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  • 14339 Votes cast

Thanks so much Kelly for the great comment. I appreciated it very much. God bless you always.

Guess What Design Studio on Jan 31 2013
Guess What Design Studio
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 104 Awards
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Hi Kelly! Welcome to Minted!! Totally agree with Melanie - really fabulous submissions! They all look like winners to me - best of luck!! :)

Melanie Severin on Jan 31 2013
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
  • 122 Awards
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  • 46652 Votes cast

Your art print submissions are absolutely gorgeous! Welcome to Minted - I can't wait to see more of your work :)