As a Wildlife artist I have participated in shows across Canada and the United States
The South Eastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, South Carolina
Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennengton, Vermont
Plantation Wildlife Show, Thomasville, Georgia
Art In The Woods, Jamestown, New York
Buckhorn Fine Art Show, Buckhorn, Ontario
Galleryb, Lexington, Kentucky, Morrision Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Visit my website for more information, www.kellymcneil.net
Very few of my originals have been reproduced. Any originals listed here for sale if interested request price.
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A note to any of my followers if there is a painting you would like a copy of and it is not listed below just email me with the name of the painting and I will look for it in my files.
My goal is to take what I love to do and at the same time make a lucrative living to support my family through the sale of my originals and the sale of my reproductions.
My specialties are my portraits whether it be animals or people plus the painting of water.
To me, a painting has to capture the drama and personality of the subject. I have learned so much about our natural world since I have begun studying wildlife. I have also discovered the abundance of wildlife I hadn’t ever noticed in my own backyard: Deer, Blue and Night Herons, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Red Tailed Hawks, and Owls are just some of the few.
On my parent’s Cape Breton property I have discovered the Bald Eagle, Herons, Deer, hawks and owls, along with King Fishers, Loons, Seals, Osprey, Bob Cats, Coyotes, and Whales.
My current passion is painting animals in water. I love the abstract quality of reflections, shadows and the pulse of the sea.
To some, art may be a hobby, a passion or even a career, for me art is my life. I take pride in every piece I produce and strive to learn and perfect my technique as I continue to explore the natural world around me.
2011 – Ontario College of Art and Design University- Bachelor of Art in Design, Toronto, Ontario
1984 – Ontario College of Art -Communication and Design, Editorial Illustration, Toronto, Ontario
1989 – Humber College – 3 courses in Photography, Etobicoke, Ontario
1987 – Humber College – Three courses Early Childhood Education, Etobicoke, Ontario
1978 – Secondary School Honors Diploma, Holy Name of Mary High School, Mississauga, Ontario