Featured Artist: Alex Kelly!

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Alex Kelly. A fabulous artist from the UK, his style is undeniable – those brush strokes are magic…

Each and every painting depicts its subject in the most perfect manner. The light, background, colors, textures – all are fabulous! I love the way he can loosen a painting up – absolutely stunning! Just wait until you see his paintings!

See more of Alex’s work via these links:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Workshops


My work in oil is mainly in the alla prima manner and usually directly from life study. Alla prima, direct painting or wet-in-wet, is exciting and often surprising. It is deemed the ultimate in representational art because it is about actual experience as it happens. It demands the highest level of a painter’s skill.

I am inspired by all kinds of subjects and I feel that creating work starts with developing a sensitivity to the beauty present. By ‘beauty’ I mean whatever moves, inspires, intrigues or is simply interesting that I want to study more deeply. Most often it is the quality of light which inspires.


I currently live and work in Birmingham, UK.

I was born In Ireland and came to England at an early age. In my college years I had a strong affinity for both science and art and initially followed a university degree in science but later decided to pursue an artistic career and consequently gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art specialising in sculpture. I went on to set up a studio making ceramic sculpture, as well as teaching art at schools and community colleges. I later gained a HNC in graphic design and worked for many years as a graphic designer. Currently I am developing a new body of work, primarily oil paintings in the alla prima manner.

To read more about Alex, including Awards, Exhibitions and Publications, click HERE!

✍️ Until next time…


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