KELLI BICKMAN is a peace activist and multi-media artist currently residing near Woodstock, NY (the most famous small town in America). In Gaelic her name translates as "Spiritual Warrior". She respects and honors all traditions and explores the world of spiritual traditions as the primary focus in her art. She has been described as part of the 'Neo-Goddess' art movement as well as an 'Interfaith Painter'. Generally, though, she would say she just makes what the Universe directs through her hands acting as a channel for conscious creation. Her art has been seen in many publications, shown in many galleries and is held in private collections worldwide.
Bickman is the founder and director of Youth Mural Arts, a grassroots community engaged public art program. Bickman’s work brings her together with youth groups to create large scale public art projects that inspire action and forward thinking in otherwise at-risk populations. The program has won many grants and awards with partners including the A to Z Impact fund, the Global Sisters Fund, Healthy Kids, ArtsWestchester, the Peekskill Rotary, Art in Public Places in Jacksonville, FL, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art and many more.
She is also the CEO of 11:11 Style – Fine Art into Fashion – a collection of wearable Kelli Bickman art in cotton knit made for the yogic and athletic lifestyle. www.1111style.com and funky designer high top shoes at www.1111style.rageon.com.
Kelli believes deeply in the statement “thoughts create reality.” This reminds her to be mindful, to live in the light, and to embrace the joy of creation. Anything else you may want to know about her you can find in her art.