Maree Kelly has tertiary qualifications in both environmental science and art, graduting from Newcastle University with a Degree in Fine Arts in 2000.
She is primarily a landscape painter working in a variety of media including oil painting, mixed media and drawing. Her work draws inspiration from the rich farming country of the Liverpool Plains and recent work has had increased focus on environmental issues and in particular, an emphasis on the area's precious water resources.
Maree previously worked as a teacher in Arts & Media with the New England Institute of TAFE at Tamworth and Gunnedah campuses teaching a variety of fine art subjects. She has alos conducted art classes and workshops at Gunnedah Community College. She is curently runs her own graphic and web design company in Gunnedah and has an art studio based at the family farm jsut south of the village of Curlewis, near Gunnedah.