Kelli (Randall) Janson grew up in Cole Harbour Nova Scotia. She graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Diploma in Graphic Design in 1993. After working as a graphic designer for a number of years in Halifax, she moved with her family to Digby, Nova Scotia in 1999. Kelli now works as a visual artist full-time from her Bear River studio, focusing primarily on acrylic paintings and pencil drawings. She is the regional representative of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) and a member of the the Annapolis Royal Community Arts Council (ARCAC). Her paintings and drawings can be found in private collections throughout North America.