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J W Kelly - Fine Artist

J W Kelly

Crawford, NE - United States

Thanks for taking time to view my art, it's appreciated.   J.W.Kelly is the moniker that appears on my paintings, art and studio, my full name is James Walter Kelly, Jr.   For more info concerning my art concepts, click on my blogs.   The paintings and artwork I create expresses a variety of styles.I have learned and enjoyed many concepts and approaches to art over the years and it is reflected in the paintings.   Art is a process to create images which can be drawn upon from within or without oneself.   That is the world around us we see with our eyes and the inner...more










Should Art Mimic Photos ?

April 21st, 2013

The trend today seems to preoccupied with realism. For many it seems to be a contest to paint in a manner that imitates photography.I'm not saying this is bad. I've done my best at lifelike art when it was called for and I will continue to do so whe... 

ONE Style, Are you kidding ?

March 26th, 2013

The idea that an artist should endeavor to develop a single style or technique and adhere to it throughout their life is short-sighted, ridiculous and not particularly creative and probably conceived by people who are not artists. An artists style ... 

Nearly all man made objects began as a thought, then a sketch. The sketch was refined into a detailed drawing and the object was fabricated and produced. A Drawing is usually done with intent or conscious purpose. Most drawings take time as they prog... 

Is It Finished ?

January 29th, 2013

The painting which appears is called "Sundog" and was created in a very short time. It's a quick painting of an Indian with the sun beaming on his face. It was spontaneous and unplanned and I declared it done after only about 2 hours work. It's not n... 

Organic Cubism

May 11th, 2012

The abstract image shown is a good example of what I refer to as "Organic Cubism". Many of the personal abstract paintings I create consist of varying shapes and forms. The work is spontaneous and the only forethought is the action to paint. The wo...