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Pastel on sanded paper. My grandfather, Thomas Patrick Kelly, in two aspects with his violin. He was a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and loved the music of Fritz Kreisler. He lived upstairs from us when we were growing up and I have many wonderful memories of him playing for me and giving me “games” – his name for candy. My cousin owns this portrait. of our “Gramps”.

I specialize in figurative charcoal drawing. My work was recently shown and sold at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Current works delve into the realm of symbolism and magic realism.
All of my drawings are meant to be noble representations of individual subjects, and also bring together a wealth of influences, recognition of art history and myth and a contemporary attitude to create images that are of the moment, but hopefully will also remain relevant in the future.

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  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 7 years ago

    fantastic work,,

  • serenity
    serenityabout 7 years ago

    stunning-detailis fabulous

  • lindybird
    lindybirdabout 6 years ago

    You’ve captured this musician’s expression so beautifully. I love his hands!

  • artisan-market
    artisan-marketalmost 6 years ago

    I love the composition you created with two views of your grandfather and the bows creating both depth of field and dynamics.

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