Kelley Luikey is a South Carolina based professional landscape and wildlife photographer whose primary focus is our resident and migratory birds. She studied and learned film photography while in college at Appalachian State University in North Carolina and continued learning after graduating in 1994. She transitioned into digital photography in 2014 when she decided to pursue it full time. Kelley won a billboard spot with ArtPop in 2016, was juried into Art Fields with her image "Dressed in Green" in 2018 and has won many other awards for her photography including a North American Nature Photographers Association Top 100 images for 2020.
She has appeared in numerous publications and has been commissioned for advertising and large scale commercial projects including images for hospitals and advertising billboards. Her artistic birds are currently displayed in three galleries within Beaufort County and she resides in Port Royal with her husband and two children. Through her work, she hopes to inspire others to love and appreciate the beauty of the Lowcountry and become stewards of our environment.