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A Women's Hafla

by Kelly Hawes


Kelly's artwork is shown here to allow you to view and appreciate her work. Please do not steal it for use on other web sites, flyers, business cards, or other places. If you wish to use Kelly's artwork in such ways, see "About the Artist" below for information on how to contact Kelly to obtain permission.


A Party of Women by Kelly Hawes



Other Artwork by this Artist



About the Artist

Kelly Hawes dances professionally as “Samra” in Wilmington, North Carolina. Her dance career started in 2001, due to the encouragement of her instructor and mentor, Andrea Deagon.

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Kelly Hawes in front of mural
Kelly is also a professional visual artist. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1992 with a BA in Illustration, after completing a specialized study in children’s book illustration. In 1994, Kelly settled in Wilmington, North Carolina, to pursue a career in art. Her work appears in many private homes and businesses in Wilmington and surrounding areas. Kelly Hawes at Cape Fear

Kelly’s work includes murals, canvases, business logos, product labels, product design, T-shirt design, and painted furniture. Kelly typically works in acrylic, guache, watercolor, pen and pencil. Her work can be bold and imaginative or delicate and organic. Her most vivid canvases simulate the appearance of Russian lacquer.
Kelly often shows an appreciation of the feminine form in her artwork. Inspired by her love of Middle Eastern dance, she is creating a series of canvases featuring joyful belly dancers of all shapes and sizes.

To contact the artist:

Email: khawes5487 (at) charter (dot) net

Phone: (+1) (910) 794-5487

Web site:

Kelly Hawes



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