Patricia M. Kelly's paintings are true reflections of her personality as well as her interests. A California native born in La Jolla, Kelly has spent her life enjoying the beauty of the San Diego coastline and backcountry, capturing it on canvas. Known especially for her plein air work, She is a California Art Club Gold Medalist and has participated in the CAC Mission San Juan Capistrano plein air event, Maurice Braun Festival, and Tucson Plein Air.
The journey of every artist is unique. Kelly's includes some twists and turns, resulting in a great deal of breadth and versatility. In addition to her reputation as a plein air painter, she is well known in the Western Art genre and has won numerous awards. Her paintings have been featured on the covers of many publications, including Western Horseman Magazine. She has exhibited in Trappings of the American West at the Coconino Center for the Arts, and the Mountain Oyster Club.
Kelly's most recent work has taken her in a new direction - still life painting. "To be done well, still life painting requires tremendous technical skill, yet it can also be very intellectual. This enables a dialogue about life and art that invites us to contemplate - to go deeper."
After receiving a BA in Visual Art at UCSD, Kelly settled down with her family in the countryside near Ramona Ca. She currently teaches both plein air and still life painting at the Athenaeum Art and Music Library in La Jolla. She is an Artist Member of The California Art Club and is represented by the Santa Ysabel Art Gallery in Santa Ysabel California.
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
June Still Life Workshop(250) Pat Kelly Studio in Ramona 6/11/2013-6/13/2013
This is one of two workshops each June that I offer at my studio. We will paint from a still life for three days. The workshop is for you, the set up and lessons are tailored to the the needs of the individuals in the workshop. Space is limited to 4. Please contact Pat Kelly to register.
June Saturday Still Life Workshop(175) Pat Kelly Studio in Ramona 6/15/2013-6/16/2013
This is a two day weekend Still Life workshop one of two workshops that I offer at my studio in June. We will paint from a still life both days. The workshop is for you, the set up and lessons are tailored to the the needs of the individuals in the workshop. Space is limited to 4. Please contact Pat Kelly to register.
Landscape Painting: Trees(0) Athenaeum Park Blvd. 3/1/7012-5/15/2012
Landscape Painting: Trees
This class will focus on landscape painting in oils with an emphasis on painting trees. Study of tree forms, techniques for painting trees, and a color mixing palette for greens will be taught in a demo each week. Using digital photographs, students will paint small tree studies and progress to a large format landscape painting in the studio. The fundamentals of landscape painting - composition, value, brushwork and color will be discussed in depth. There will group critique at the end of each class.
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