I’m a native Californian artist and writer currently living in Northern California. In my heart, I’m a naturalist, so my work showcases animals and the environment. Enjoy browsing my website, and don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Here’s how to pronounce my name: KLEL-ee (it’s like Chloe and Kelly put together).


Art by Chlele Payne Gummer
Lemur from my vanishing species series

Since I’m an early riser every morning I fix a cup of decaf with milk and sit down at my art desk to do something.

At first I have no ideas, and then one occurs which may result in a collage, a page in my graphic diary, or a sketch. I often work from photos I’ve taken recently of landscapes or a closeup of a flower.

I’ve had six art shows in Santa Rosa. Two at Spring Lake Village, acrylic paintings and collage series with attendant haiku, a retrospective at the Santa Rosa City Council chambers, the collage collection at the Santa Rosa Senior Center, a mixture of collage and paintings at the Glaser Center, and a window show of endangered species at the Glaser Center. 

My books are available through Smashwords, from me, and on Amazon.

Browse my shop to see some of my handmade greeting cards.

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