Artisan, visionary, a jack-of-all-trades with an impeccable eye for detail.
Debra Kelly is a multi talented Makeup Artist and Visual Artist with International experience in makeup artistry, creative direction, design and education. Debra has moved back to Australia, after travelling extensively for 18 years, working in Europe, Asia and North America and trained globally in Los Angeles, New York, Calgary and Melbourne with elite artists such as Alex Box, Roshar, Rae Morris, Danessa Myricks, Beau Nelson, Kevin James Bennet, James Vincent and Dina Ousley to name a few.
Her career propelled with agency representation with Artist Within during her five year stay in North America and has been featured in many publications such as HACID, STELL, ELLEMENTS, STANDOUT PUBLICATIONS and HUFF. Debra excels and is well respected in all areas of her industry and highly experienced in the role of mentor and educator having taught at the prestigious makeup school NIIDM in Alberta, Canada and Beauty EDU in Melbourne, Australia.
Debra is known for her innovative flare and evocative design pieces from paper and organic materials which incorporate all her design and makeup skill set into works of wearable art. Her masterpiece YAEZAKI stood proudly in gallery windows of downtown Calgary and has been featured in artisan shows such as RAW and most recently SESHEN a exquisite Lotus design featured at The Royal Melbourne Flower Show. Her exceptional skill set is sought after by many photographers with most recent collaborative works featured at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019.
Debra has won the hearts of many with her passion, nurturing nature, authenticity and has been instrumental in developing and encouraging aspiring artists, leading them to successfully pursue their goals. Her new journey and goals in Australia are aimed towards delivering high quality education in airbrush makeup and creative mastery for makeup artists wanting to elevate their makeup artistry to another level.