From the studio of Paul Kelley

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Biographical Information

Paul Kelley is a Canadian artist, born in Nova Scotia in 1955. He took his academic studies at Mount Allison University in Sackville,  New Brunswick form 1973 to 1975.

Paul  lives  in  LaHave, Nova  Scotia  with his wife and family. He enjoys spending time with family  and  friends,  running,  kayaking,  and working  on  their  100  year  old   house and property.

His quiet lifestyle belies Paul’s acute sense of the  elements  of  fundamental  beauty  and sensuous allure. Paul understands the subtle difference  between  “sensual  beauty”,  and “sexual eroticism”. For an image to be sensuous simply means that it appeals to the eye and the heart.  That  understanding,  combined with  Paul’s  expertise in composing the elements of his paintings within  the  parameters  of his canvas, make Paul Kelley’s art, uniquely powerful, and appealing.

Paul's art is a labor of love. Each realistic painting is the result of  hundreds of hours of work  involving  the  careful manipulation of  light  and form, colour and composition, to create an image which is passionate and alluring. Whether the subject is a marine art or a young woman in high heels, the result is a balanced image which is both powerful and yet serene,  mysterious yet inviting.  Whether or not the piece is sensual  art by subject, the result is a painting which is sensuous art in it's essential form.

Major Exhibitions
Gallery Moos, Toronto, Ontario, 2011 (solo)
Gallery Moos, Toronto, Ontario, 2011
Cornwell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1993 (solo)
Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1992
Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1991 (solo)
Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1989 (solo)
Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1987 (solo)
Gallery 1667, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1986 (solo)
Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1985 (solo)
Shell Atlantic, Calgary, Alberta, 1982
Gallery 1667, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1981 (solo)

Selected Collections
Montagu and June Black, Toronto
John Clark, former President, Toronto Stock Exchange
John Bragg, Chairman, President, CEO, Oxford Frozen Foods, Eastlink Communications
Gerald Connor, CEO, Cumberland Asset Management, Toronto
Kenneth Copland, former Vice-Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
Crown Life Insurance, Toronto
Craig Dobbin, Chairman, Canadian Helicopters 
George Enns, founder, Enns Partners Inc., Toronto
Inter Art bv, Rotterdam
Douglas MacKay, Partner, Dominion Securities
Dundee Corporation, Toronto
Prentice Jay McNeilly, President, Eagle Corporation, Virginia
Senator Wilfred Moore, Chester, Nova Scotia
Newcourt Credit Group, Toronto
Red Path Mining, North Bay, Ontario
Richard Thomas Gallery, San Francisco
Royal Bank of Canada
Roberts Gallery, Toronto
John Risley, President and CEO, Clearwater Fine Foods
Silva Shipping, Lisbon
Michael Waring, Co-founder , Galileo Equity Management