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Diarmuid Kelley

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A little background: Diarmuid Kelley is an oil painter from England. He studied at Newcastle University and received his Masters degree at Chelsea College of Art and Design.  He is a successful artist (yay!), with work held in a variety of collections and institutions, such as the National Portrait Gallery (London), Chatsworth House, and Steven Spielberg’s private collection. He was even commissioned to paint Dame Anne Owers, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, in 2010 for the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection.

I very much enjoyed steeping myself in his work! After a while, I came to notice an interesting difference between his portraits and his still life paintings…


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The subjects of Kelley’s work are generally composed of finer brushstrokes. He is attentive to details within the form, and his excellent technique creates objects that verge on realism. However, the strokes have not completely lost their…

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