Kelly Pugh has always and will always love to draw and paint the world around him as well as the people, and wildlife alive today and in the past.
After graduating from high school and completing a full time mission for his church, he dedicated his time to becoming a full-time artist as his career. Obtaining both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Utah University enriched his skill and knowledge of the art world.
Kelly has worked as an art designer painting murals and feux finishes in homes throughout Las Vegas. He was also the head art director of the largest dinosaur museum in the world, the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point near Lehi, Utah.
Kelly's experience as a full-time artist has enabled him to paint in many different kinds of medium, subject matters, and materials. He has published several books and is currently working on a book of the Martin and Willie Handcart companies. He is doing this book along with author Shelli Simmons author of the stories listed on this site.
Kelly currently lives with his wife Sheri and 5 children in Blanding, Utah where he is a part owner of Ridgeway Art Gallery and full-time artist.
Kelly’s work is not only beautiful and detailed, but incredibly realistic. Kelly has often been asked if his work is a photograph or a painting. Kelly enjoys bringing the world home to you and hope you will enjoy his work as much as so many have before.
Havenlight is a new name in art for old friends. We’ve been in the business of helping people find inspiration through art since 1978. Today, we are a family of art service and publishing companies with the sole purpose of providing you access to the finest inspirational artists, experiences, and fine art products. We are artists, galleries, websites, printers, publishers and frame makers that can deliver you the entire palette of art, ranging from an inspiring set of Christmas Cards to the finest work of Original Art.
We first met as Frameworks or Repartee Gallery, when we were voted one of the Top Ten Frameshops in America. We learned customer service face to face on the gallery floor and custom framed our art knowing it would be displayed in the homes and businesses of our friends and families.
We started an art publishing company because we could not find the inspirational art our customers desired. Expanding into book, gift and other art-based goods was a simple evolution of serving the same desire. Today our reach may be a bit broader, but the quality and care of the custom framing offered though our websites and galleries is still created with the ideal that every customer is our neighbor.
You do not need to be an expert to select and enjoy a work of art, you simply need to choose a work that moves you. In doing so, it will illuminate the space in which it hangs and share that light of inspiration with those around you.
That’s what we do as well. We are Havenlight and our mission is art.