Kelly Frohnauer, Artist and Illustrator
Kelly, drawing while at the beach, in Brookings, Oregon

As long as I can remember, I was drawn to art.

My dad was very artistic and had studied to be a commercial artist. His detailed drawings of rugged, hard working cowboys with their cigarette hanging on the edge of their mouth enchanted me. He could creatively depict their personalities so they seemed to come alive! The thought of one day being a commercial artist was his dream which always fascinated me.

Many years later, when my youngest child graduated homeschool high school, I suddenly had extra time on my hands! I saw this as the perfect opportunity to nurture my artistic talent and I jumped in with both feet. My artistic self, which had been set aside while I raised my children, became reawakened and the memories of my dad’s drawings returned and daily inspire me on towards excellence. Now, his dream has become my dream.

I create in many different types of art mediums, especially pen and ink, watercolor, surface pattern design, and children’s book illustration. Keep checking my galleries here on my website as I regularly update and add new art work.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to collaborate…I would absolutely love it! 🙂

Thank you for visiting my website!

Yours Truly, Kelly Frohnauer

Some Fun Facts About Me:

  1. I live in a small town named Merlin located in southern Oregon, U.S.A.
  2. I have 5 children. All were born at home and homeschooled through high school.
  3.  My favorite colors are blue, purple and green.
  4.  I love cats and currently have two, both female. One a long hair calico and the other is a long hair grey and white with a wild and playful personality.
  5.  I like to hike in the forest, relax at the river, go to the ocean, draw, paint, listen to worship music, play with my granddaughters, gather and dry my own herbs for tea and medicine.
  6. I have been a traditional midwife attending home births since 1986 and have participated in over 200 births.
  7.  I own a home business manufacturing organic skin care products that has supported my family for the past 18 years. My skin care website is