Shelly Kim, also known as Letters By Shells is a self-taught Modern Brush Calligrapher and Illustrator based in Southern California. During Shelly’s journey, she has been traveling to teach others the beauty of Modern Brush Calligraphy and Watercolor Lettering paired with loose backgrounds and leaves. Shelly’s journey started when she was unhappy at her full-time job and needed another outlet to relieve the stress and feel in control of her life again. Shelly’s goal is to spread positivity through her artwork pieces and to also remind others that they are amazing, worthy, and can pursue anything in life.
Shellys inspiration comes from anything and everything! Whether it’s a quick drive to my local Trader Joes or a coffee shop. She gets excited during each season seeing all the colors change in the air that she can later incorporate into her lettering. Shelly loves working with brush pens, paints, and watercolor brushes to add more colors when creating her positive messages throughout her lettering and artwork pieces. Throughout her artwork, she hopes that she can spread a positive message when others come across her work.
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