Our Story

Creating artwork for people through photography has been a passion for Kelly Daniels ever since she was a child. When she was 11 she drew a layout of the design of her future forest home gallery. The greater community of Kansas City has enjoyed her  garden gallery now for  25 years.  Her joy for making people feel comfortable in front of the camera has brought her to making photographic  artwork for clients all over the World.


Her passion for nature is integrated in everything that happens at The Kelly Gallery. She is passionate about creating an incredible space for love to bloom through magical weddings, portraits, as well as educational programs.  She loves children and believes strongly the importance of connecting them with the outdoors. Parents are delighted with the comfort and expression she brings out of their children and the children are fascinated with her ability to play and have fun as she photographs them. She is in the process of creating a non-profit called Blue River Forest Experience which brings nature camps to children through Blue River Forest School as well as retreats for circles of women, men and teens. Check it out at Blue River Forest Experience.

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Her artwork and gardens have been featured in national magazines such as Midwest Living magazine, Kansas City Homes and Gardens magazine, Kansas City Home Design magazine, and the Independent magazine among others. Her work and presentations have been featured in the Kansas City Symphony Designer Show house, galleries and featured in women’s and garden  programs .

She specializes in creating scenic portrait art of children, families and weddings in her gardens, reminiscent of the Impressionist style. She embeds photographs into canvas and applies oils and dyes to enhance color and perfect the images, creating very personal pieces of art.

What We Do

The Kelly Gallery, located only 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, is home to the event venue, carriage house, portrait studio, and gallery of Kelly Daniels. In addition to being a renowned portrait artist, Kelly is also known for her breathtaking gardens where she creates beautiful unique weddings and  retreats. Along with her unique, canvas portrait art reminiscent of the impressionist era of families and children as art to grace the walls of homes for generations, she creates incredible memories in events that people will never forget.

Why We’re Here

It is our goal for you to have an incredibly fun and memorable experience that you will never forget.  You and your children will also have the most beautiful pieces of art for your home while your family has a fun, peaceful experience being photographed where they can be honored and feel beautiful.

Call the Gallery to receive a complimentary consultation with Kelly and tour the Gardens.

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How to Connect with Us 

It is our sincere hope you find the information on our site useful and we look forward to your comments or questions via our contact page. Email us at info@thekellygallery.com or call us at (913) 897-7340 for a complimentary consultation and tour of the gardens.

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