“I am a natural history artist who happens to live on a farm in the Connecticut woods. I share this world with my husband, 3 border collies and 3 house cats and an assortment of barnyard animals.

Kelly Leahy-Radding received a Certificate of Botanical Art and Illustration from The New York Botanical Garden in June of 2002. Kelly specializes in painting botanicals and natural history, developing her style with field observation on location, then translating her natural experiences to paintings in the studio. She paints with watercolors, gouache, and egg tempera, most recently painting on calfskin vellum. Kelly is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the New England Society of Botanical Artists, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Florilegium Society and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Kelly is an award winning artist who has exhibited her work in local solo, regional group, and national/international juried shows including Birds in Art 2010, Art & The Animal Kingdom, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Horticultural Society of New York, and numerous international juried ASBA exhibits.

“Painting all my life, I became interested in botanicals and wildlife art after travel ing to wild and beautiful places and keeping nature journals on my travels. These experiences are what fuel me to create, to paint, and to honor the spirit of nature.”



  1. Barbara McNamara
    April 29, 2013

    My goodness…..I’m in awe of your art. Really amazing. I’m envious.

    Was great to see all of you this weekend. Have a wonderful time in Scotland!!!

    See you in the fall.


  2. Fontaine
    August 13, 2014

    You’re works is fantastic! breathtaking! I’m truly looking forward to your workshop(s)

  3. Fontaine
    August 13, 2014

    Your work is fantastic! breathtaking! I’m truly looking forward to your workshop(s)

  4. Michele Dodson Carroll
    April 6, 2015

    I thought about you when my daughter and I went to Grande Cayman last summer. The hotel you and I stayed in had just been torn down and something new was under construction. I guess it’s been 30 years since we were there .
    We are still In Austin if you ever come here be sure and see us.
    I was looking for you on FB and saw beautiful work you have done! Happy for all you have accomplished !

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