Kelly Lalama is an undergraduate student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she’s one year away from completing a B.F.A. in Illustration with a Creative Writing minor. She specializes in portraiture, and enjoys working in a variety of media including acrylics, watercolors, and gouache. She’s heavily influenced by film and literature, and her more illustrative works often deal with the relationship between viewer and subject. In portraiture, she aims to create specific moods or themes in each work by selecting specific color palettes or lighting for each individual subject.