Sara Kelly/ Sara Kelly Art and Graphics
"I’ve always loved to draw and paint. It was nearly impossible to stop me. Luckily my Grandmother Kelly and Aunt Mimi inspired me to play with materials and mediums, using my own imagination for the subject matter. I still cherish one of my grandmother’s books that she had used as a teaching aid for art, and turn to it quite often for inspiration.
I work with oil paint on canvas or watercolor and gouache on paper. I like both mediums and the colors/blending styles unique to each. Some art I produce digitally, using a stylus, photoshop and an iPad creating a “digital” woodcut style. While the final product isn’t canvas or paper, it can be printed, either as limited-edition prints, cards or calendars.
I mostly work from my minds eye, recalling a scene that made me stop and study it, or gasp with delight at the beauty of nature. I do take multitudes of photographs, and if I’m painting a specific animal or scene, I will use them for reference. I think of my paintings as life illustrations, somewhere between the real world and fantasy."
See more of Sara's work on her Website and On Facebook