Kala is a full-time artist. She attended Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, with a BFA in Illustration. She moved to Portland, OR, where she learned the art of tattooing, and spent 6 years working with the lovely people at Rosewater Tattoo. She has since moved back to her home state of Colorado, where she now resides at the gorgeous studio of Tattoo Dumond, in Downtown Denver.

From garden variety roses and peonies, to wildflower meadows, Kala loves the diversity in form and color that the natural world has to offer. These humble flowers allow her to hone her craftsmanship and style with an emphasis on distinctive and expressive line work, beautiful arrangements, a rich attention to detail, and a harmonious color palette. Her paintings and illustrations make space for more personal work and experimentation as she implements a variety of different media, but always comes back to her beloved oil paints. 

She spends her free time with her loving and musically talented husband, Dan, their dog Blue, and cat Orion. They can be found exploring the beautiful landscape of the Rocky Mountains, enjoying the cultural and artistic contributions of their peers, and loving their rich home life together.

Gallery CV



2022 / Tattoo Dumond / Denver, CO


Best Self // Happy Place

2018 / Pony Club / Portland, OR


Salut II

2017 / Gallery Nucleus / Portland, OR


Fur, Feather, and Flesh

2017 / FIFTY24PDX Gallery / Portland, OR