Sunday, March 4, 2012

Shop Feature - Gentle Whispers Visual Devotions by Kelly Bermudez

Queen Esther Watercolor Print

Kelly, of Gentle Whispers Visual Devotions is fairly new to the art field. I met Kelly through the Etsy CAST team which is a group of Christian shop owners on Etsy.  She was a Police Officer for 8 years when The Lord asked her to change career paths.  Kelly says, "It took me a long time to obey because I had never painted before....and didn't know where to start. I never even picked up a paintbrush until about a year ago. That was a pretty amazing journey in itself."  Visit Kelly's shop to check out her art work.  The Lord has truly blessed her with an amazing gift.  I'm so glad she was obedient to the Lords prompting and trusted Him to step out in this new direction.

 I asked Kelly the following questions about her art:

Do you have any specialized training?

I have no specialized training other than a watercolor class that I actually just started taking. I guess you could say I am self-taught. 

Kiss Me Watercolor Print
How and when did you get started with ETSY.

I opened my shop last summer but it really just kind of sat there until about January. I was sick for quite some time, but now I am getting better and I am able to invest all my time and effort into my business.

Can you tell me a bit about the process you use for your art? What materials do you prefer to use.

I love to work with Watercolor, Acrylic and Mixed Media. It really depends on what I am doing the painting for. I mostly use watercolor because it is less messy and easier for me to store.  

Love Birds Sunset Watercolor Print

What are you working on -- Anything new to watch for?

The Lord has asked me to illustrate Song of Solomon. He has asked me to study it in depth and then to illustrate it. I am in the beginning stages of this, so eventually I would like my shop to almost be like a storybook of this Love Song. This is the vision the Lord has given me for my shop. This is where the “Gentle Whispers Visual Devotions” comes in.

Sleeping Love Song of Solomon
I really enjoyed doing this feature and getting more familiar with Kelly's art.  I hope you did too.

Here are Kelly's links:

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Would you like to be featured on my blog?  The easiest way is to leave a comment.  I chose Kelly to feature from a comment she left on a previous blog post.


  1. Fascinating- thanks for doing this feature on Kelly!

  2. I love the delicacy of her art.


  3. Kelly's work is beautiful - thanks for sharing with us :)

  4. Amazing that Kelly has only been painting for a year. That takes courage....but the results are worth it. Simply beautiful!
    Great feature.

  5. I went to Kelly's shop first and I could have favorited everything! I love watercolor art and I am amazed she is truly is God-breathed! God Bless you Kelly!

  6. Thank you all! And thank you so very much for featuring me Judy! Blessings to all!

  7. Very nice work! Watercolor was always a challenge for me.

  8. Thank you for doing this feature on Kelly... it is such a pleasure to view her work! I also was sorely tempted to favorite everything... hope she keeps it up!

  9. What a wonderful journey of courage, faith and obedience! Kelly's art is beautiful.

  10. So inspiring Kelly, what a wonderful way to look at your shop. You are doing amazing. Many Blessings Niki x

  11. I agree, Kelly your work is such an inspiration! It is always so amazing to see what happens when we are obedient to the Lord.