Roen Kelly is responsible for many of the illustrations in Astronomy magazine. She is a staff illustrator at Kalmbach Publishing Co. Her illustrations are reproduced all over the world in magazines, books, museum displays, TV and video projects.
At the University of Toronto, Roen Kelly trained to become a scientific illustrator in a specialized program called Biomedical Communications. Prior to this she earned at BFA from University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. After graduation she illustrated a comprehensive Kinesiology book with over four hundred illustrations. The book is a best selling medical textbook. Roen Kelly also worked at the Medical College of Wisconsin creating medical illustrations for cutting-edge research in molecular genetics and ophthalmology.
Currently she lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a 1920s bungalow with her husband Jim Kelly.