The Fine Art World of Paul Kelley
“When humanity ceases to be
relevant, so too will art.”
"I hope that throughout my career I have been able to please many people with my paintings, and that my figurative art has been particularly pleasurable for people who understand that the qualities of sensual beauty that I instill in this art subject are just that. I have always regarded this work as a celebration of the female form and commentary on woman's commanding visual presence in our world, in addition to their humanity and intellect. I believe that it is important to appreciate beauty as an end in itself. It is as simple as being able to stop and regard the beauty of sunrise before a hectic day; and as complicated as overcoming our preconditioning to desire to see more than what we see. Allegory and metaphor exist in my artwork, but the beauty and grace of the female form in my artwork is intended to convey just that."
In recent years I have been spending more and more time working on commissioned artworks. Some commissions such as “Hannah Atlantic” that fall within the scope of normal subject range are seen in my Newsletters and on my website, but more personalized paintings are not normally posted.
HANNAH ATLANTIC:c2017; oil on panel: 18 x 38 inches
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NUDE WITH BLACK HAT: c2021 Paul Kelley; graphite on Arches paper; 12 x 9 inches
STANDING IN THE SEA: c2020 Paul Kelley; oil on panel; 10 x 15 inches
PORTAL: c2019 Paul Kelley; oil on panel; 30 x 20 inches
AN ISLAND OF WORLDLY BELONGINGS: c2019 Paul Kelley; oil on panel; 16 x 12 inches