Kelly Farrah worked at a sawmill in Georgia, as a gunfighter at Knott's Berry Farm, worked in a flintlock gun shop, taught high school art, illustrated books, dealt in Native American quill and beadwork and reenacted as a Civil War Soldier.

He has also worked in the film industry on films such as Glory, Gettysburg, Last of the Mohicans, and the Pirates of the Carribean. Some of the paintings and props he's made are on permanent display at the Smithsonian.