Carol Kelley

The Artist

Carol Kelley’s work is unique. She began oil painting with her artist parents at age 8, and as an adult, shared a studio with her father for a number of years. Since the third grade, numerous teachers encouraged her to pursue art and develop her interests and abilities. While majoring in science in college, one of her favorite subjects was the study of human anatomy, which gave her a deeper understanding for drawing the human figure.

Carol was born in Michigan and has traveled around the world, living for a time in Asia, where she painted portraits and wildlife. During her travels, Carol was influenced by the masters’ paintings in Europe as well as the United States. In Tampa, Florida, she appeared on Channel 13 and PBS Channel 3 on several occasions; her paintings were also featured in Florida Wildlife magazine as well as in several central Florida newspapers. Her work has won many awards, and her paintings are included in collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Carol’s studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is filled with sunlight and music as she creates the images that inspire her. Her love of nature and people is clearly present as she shares the emotion that moves her artistic spirit.

   Oil Painters of America
   Women Artists of the West, Signature Member


   Houshang's Gallery
   50 E. San Francisco Street
   (505) 988-3322
   Santa Fe, NM 87501

   LBar Western Art
   200 West Washington Street
   Stephenville, TX 76401

Recent Exhibitions:

    Hilligoss Gallery Juried Show, Chicago, IL
    Gateway National Juried Show, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM
    One -Woman Show, Eddie Griffith Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
    Strathearn Foundation Western Art Show, Ronald Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA
    5th International Juried Show, Headwaters Art Center, Dubois, WY
    National Society of Artists, 19th National Juried Show, League City, TX
    Canyonside Gallery, Women Artists of the West, Wickenburg, AZ
    Pa-Jo’s Gallery, WAOW Invitational, Pinedale, WY

   Numerous awards including many Best of Show and First Place, as well as Purchase Awards and
    People’s Choice Awards.


    Featured in Florida Wildlife Magazine as well as local newspapers in Central Florida; Interviewed
    on WTVT, Channel 13, Tampa, FL; Interviewed on WEDU/TV, Channel 3, PBS affiliate,
    Tampa, FL.

Public and Private Collections:

    Edward DeBartolo, Tampa, FL
    August Busch, Tampa, FL
    Helmi and Bob Svenelid, Zurich, Switzerland
    Bishop J. Keith Symons, Palm Beach, FL
    Cesar Gonzmart, Columbia Restaurant, Tampa, FL
    Dick Greco, Mayor of Tampa, FL
    Johnny Davis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    SuAnne Armstrong, The Chile Shop, Santa Fe, NM
    Charlie and Sally Moomaw, Prancing Ponies Farm, Bethel, OH


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