Art gives insight that can make life understandable, enjoyable and fulfilling. Art can stir the heart, mind and soul through beauty, peace, humor, provocation, shock and surprise. Art finds a way to enter our consciousness, bringing insights that make life meaningful, as the gift it is.
At an early age I found painting a positive inspiration in my life. I developed my skills and my desire to learn I pursued training near my boyhood home in northeast Alabama at a local college. After encouragement from my very supportive mother I submitted art at local festivals winning numerous awards. In time my currently wide range of styles and mediums was developed enabling me to paint large abstracts, landscapes, animal portraits and whimsical contemporary figures. My work is currently in numerous corporate and private collections also including the Gadsden Museum of Art. Kelly currently resides in Nashville and continues to paint in his travels to Italy, Maui and in the Clouston Hall Studio in Franklin, Tennessee.