Theodore Payne Gallery

Upcoming Exhibition

Kelly Malka – Spring of Life | April 8 – September 9, 2023


Spring of Life is a visual exploration of how we as humans learn to coexist and adapt to our ever-changing natural surroundings. As the drought continues to shape our landscape and lives, I wanted this collection of work to show both the interaction of us within our newly shaped natural world, as well as a celebration of the plants that can thrive in this dry environment.

Spring of Life features original paintings as well as archival prints.

Gallery Hours:  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tuesday – Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.


About the artist

Kelly Malka is an illustrator and designer living and working in her hometown of LA. As a first–generation American born into a strong Jewish Moroccan heritage, Kelly has a deep appreciation of LA’s diverse culture and landscape. Kelly comes from a background of graphic design and advertising, having worked at several agencies in San Francisco for 5 years before moving into illustration full-time. Since pivoting into illustration, Kelly has found greater reward in being able to create work that has felt more meaningful, personal, and purposeful.