Ariel Kessler is a collector of stories.

Her collages encompass lively, colorful imagery in a whimsical world. She is inspired by Shel Silverstein, Eric Carle and other children’s books authors illustrators and folklore.

While in contrast, her photography lets viewers into her private self. Quiet, haunting and evocative. Ariel find’s inspiration from 20th century female photographers.

By working in mixed media, these two sides can merge.
While Ariel’s college education has been in photography, combining other traditional art mediums with an emphasis on the mark of the hand, have always been a passion. Utilizing found imagery and papers with painting and printmaking, Ariel has found her stride in her art making.

Ariel Kessler has exhibited her work all over the United States, and internationally in Mexico and Japan.

Her work can be found in public, and private collections throughout the world.

Ariel lives and works in Watertown, Massachusetts.


Main Subject
Florals, Landscapes, Still Life, Etc.


Materials and Techniques
Colorful and whimsical, original mixed media art combining collage, painting, printmaking and photographic techniques.