Rea Kelly -Painter of Joy
The ongoing riot that is nature is the inspiration for her textural works in acrylics and oils. Her spontaneity is a signature. Hers is a confident brushstroke that delivers movement, mood and memory of days spent in nature.
There is an emotional bond between artist and viewer that comes from a spiritual place. There is awe and glory in her florals. There is playfulness and serenity in her landscapes and abstracts. Her water and skyscapes evoke a meditative state.
Her vibrant florals excite and involve the viewer with her deliberate improvisations on stem, leaf and petal. Her vocabulary of colour, texture and composition continue to grow and invite viewers into an interior world of wonder. Passion is evident in her dedication to reinterpreting the natural world. You are invited to jump right in.
Showing and selling since 2000, her work has evolved while retaining its unique approach.
Collectors of Rea Kelly’s art universally tout its joyfulness and claim it lifts the spirits.
“I love Rea Kelly’s art because it plays on my positive emotions; the colours have depth, they bring life into my rooms.” K Jackson, Toronto
“I love Rea Kelly’s art because it inspires me. The vibrancy of the colours takes me in and lifts my spirits. I feel the sheer beauty and warmth within the painting.” W Wray, Montreal, QC
“Because you paint with abandon and pure joy your paintings evoke that feeling of being on vacation. You have found the gift of being able to tap in to a universal place of joy, dreams and good memories” J Ward, Art Collector, Toronto
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