Photorealistic Oil Painter Diarmuid Kelly moved with his family from Ireland to the United States in 2008.
Kelly is a self-taught artist and has been painting professionally since 1997. He has received National and International recognition for his realistic animal paintings. His work can be seen in many prestigious homes of Art Collectors in Ireland, England, Wales, Australia and the United States.
Kelly has had several successful solo and group shows in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Union Counties since his move to the U.S. 5 years ago. He was recently included in the publication "Artists Among Us - 100 faces of Artists living and working in the Spartanburg."
Kelly's farming background has become more evident in his paintings in recent years.
Kelly says“ I have always been interested in telling stories through my paintings. Farming is a hard but very rewarding way of life and it reminds me of a simpler time. We all have moments in our day that we can sometimes take for granted moments that are worth capturing with a brush “.
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of Upstate S.C. & Western N.C.
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For the latest news about workshops and where I am currently exhibiting my work, please check out my blog, on my easel. There I will also post recent commissions and maybe even shots of works in progress.