Featured Artist Kelly Moran

Painter Kelly Moran brings animals to life with expressive strokes and bright colors. See more of her portfolio by visiting her website.

 

"Wolf Trail" Acrylic, 20" x 28" by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Wolf Trail” Acrylic, 20″ x 28″

 

I have a deep connection with color. I love it. Plain and simple. I will always find a way to introduce this tasty ingredient to my work because I don’t know what my creative world would be without it!

 

"Rooster" Acrylic, 18" x 18" by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Rooster” Acrylic, 18″ x 18″

 

Have you ever caught an insect and looked at it extremely close up? Oh, what a favorite past time! I have a natural curiosity about other beings.

 

"Zorro" Acrylic, 11" x 14" by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Zorro” Acrylic, 11″ x 14″

 

I love the details. It makes me want to express them through paint and bring them to life on canvas.

 

“Peregrine Pedicure” Acrylic, 20” x 10” by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Peregrine Pedicure” Acrylic, 20” x 10”

 

It’s when I study the details that I begin to connect.

 

"King Vulture" Acrylic, 20" x 20" by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“King Vulture” Acrylic, 20″ x 20″

 

It’s a soul connection. It’s a connection born of shared space and time, rock and planet, sky and universe. I can see the connection through their eyes, I can feel it in the bristle of their fur or the ruffle of their feathers. And I hope that I’m able to do their magnificence justice.

 

"Sydney" Acrylic, 18" x 14" by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sydney” Acrylic, 18″ x 14″

 

I love to paint from my own photographs. Photographing can be the first stage in my observation period before a painting. I’m not always lucky enough to do it.

 

"Luna" Acrylic, 18" x 14" by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Luna” Acrylic, 18″ x 14″

 

In any case, research about the subject matter prepares me for executing the proper proportions and detail.

 

"Blue" Acrylic, 30” x 24” by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Blue” Acrylic, 30” x 24”

 

This observation period can often begin during the research and photography stage. I don’t just wish to paint the critter, I want to know what he eats, where he lives, who he dates!

 

"Juno's Tongue" Acrylic, 10” x 8” by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Juno’s Tongue” Acrylic, 10” x 8”

 

Having been a professional sign writer, I was steeped in solvent for many years. This is one of the reasons I gravitated toward acrylics. I love the vibrancy of color, the ease of application and clean up and the speed at which I can work.

 

"Jolene" Acrylic, 20" x 20" by artist Kelly Moran. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Jolene” Acrylic, 20″ x 20″

 

And although it shares a stall in a stable of mediums that I like to play with, painting will always be a necessary form of communication for me.

 

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Comments

  1. Jill DeFelice says:

    Love these! I like painting animals up close too but you have taken it to a different level. Super job showing their personalities! <3

  2. Beautiful work, love the Rooster.

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