Still Life Gallery presents

 

TIM KELLY – Made in Baltimore

Maryland Artist Tim Kelly, Art Reception, Made in Baltimore, Plein Air Art Reception

 Solo Show Hosted by

The Columbia Art Center

6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045

 

Wine and Cheese Reception with the Artist

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 1:00 -4:30pm

Art Center Hours:  Mon-Thurs 10:00am-8:30pm,

Fri 10:00am-4:30pm, Sat 9:30am-4:30pm, Sun 11:30am-4:30pm

Phone: (410) 730-0075

Show runs Wednesday Nov 9th- Sunday Dec 11th, 2016

Exhibit features more than 45 paintings and 75 drawings!

Nationally recognized Baltimore artist Tim Kelly captured three top awards at Plein Air Easton 2016 (Maryland), the largest and most prestigious plein air painting competition in the United States. In the past 5  years he has won an astounding 25 top awards at regional plein air painting competitions. He is an artist to watch, one whose work we believe to be an excellent investment for art collectors/investors wishing to catch a “rising star” painter on the ascent.

Most recently, in September 2016 Tim was invited to enter two of his paintings into the American Masters Show at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City, alongside some of America’s most recognized artists.

A lifelong Baltimore area resident, Tim Kelly is an “Artist’s Artist”, a versatile Master painter whose greatest talent lies in turning the mundane into the sublime; reality, but better. Even harsh aspects of the city are rendered a bit more beautiful, a bit more romantic; whether a street-lit back alley, a boat docked in the night, or the inside of a bar. Tim’s careful, sensitive translation of ”real world” into “painter’s world” reveals a detailed, parallel universe of beauty that is usually hidden in plain sight.

Tim is a 1992 graduate from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) where he majored in illustration. He is a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painter’s Association (MAPAPA). His favorite painters and artistic role models include Edward Hopper, (to whom he is most often compared) John Singer Sargent, and the Impressionists.

In 2011, Tim entered his first plein air (French for “open air”) painting event and has been an avid participant since, garnering many top awards at numerous competitions.

Painting on-site, directly observing his subject, and completing his painting in a single session (whether inside or in plein air) has been Tim’s primary artistic method for about ten years. Almost all of his oil paintings are done in this fashion, with a priority placed on what he terms “observational fidelity.” Tim’s work sometimes takes on a documentary or reportorial flavor, as he endeavors to capture the essence of a scene as accurately as he can. Exquisitely rendered surface and light cross over into the realm of “painterly magic”, even if his subject is a graffitied freeway underpass or the inside of Mom’s kitchen.

“I try to stay faithful to what is observed and prioritize perception over theory or technique. I like the directness and immediacy of a single session painting. Such works often carry a freshness to them that can be polished away in multi-session studio paintings. There is a visceral charm to plein air painting- not only in the finished result, but also in the process of creating it.”  says Tim.

See Tim Kelly’s Resume 

 

Some of Tim Kelly’s work featured in our “Made in Baltimore” exhibit- just some of the more than 45 paintings on display!

SO CANDY, ALPHONSE MUCHA AND TIM WALK INTO A STUDIO, Oil on canvas, 20" x 30"

SO CANDY, ALPHONSE MUCHA AND TIM WALK INTO A STUDIO, Oil on canvas, 20″ x 30″

 

HOT AUGUST NIGHT, Baltimore artist painter Tim Kelly Plein air Oil on canvas, 14" x 18"

HOT AUGUST NIGHT, Oil on canvas, 14″ x 18″

 

I AM THE GREATEST (Muhammad Ali) Tim Kelly Baltimore artist Oil on canvas,16"x13"

I AM THE GREATEST (Muhammad Ali) oil on canvas, 16″x13″

 

MOM'S KITCHEN, Baltimore artist Tim Kelly, oil on canvas, 8"x10"

MOM’S KITCHEN, oil on canvas, 8″x10″

 

VALERIA VOXX, oil on canvas, Tim Kelly, Baltimore painter, Burlesque performers 18" x 24"

VALERIA VOXX, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″

 

THINKING OF LUC HERBOTS, oil on panel, 16" x 12" Tim Kelly, Baltimore artist, plein air painter

THINKING OF LUC HERBOTS, oil on panel, 16″ x 12″

 

CANDY DEL RIO by Tim Kelly Baltimore painter, Burlesque performer artist Oil on canvas, 11"x14

CANDY DEL RIO, oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″

 

BENEATH 895, by Baltimore artist Tim Kelly, plein air painter 8"x10"

BENEATH 895, oil on panel, 8″ x 10″

 

OLIVE STREET, oil on panel, 11" x14" Baltimore artist plein air painter Tim Kelly

OLIVE STREET, oil on panel, 11″ x14″

 

SUNKISSED TAMMY, Tim Kelly Baltimore painter artist oil on panel, 8" x 6"

SUNKISSED TAMMY, oil on panel, 8″ x 6″

 

THE ROPEWALK, oil on panel, 16" x 12" Tim Kelly Baltimore Artist painter

THE ROPEWALK, oil on panel, 16″ x 12″

 

RED AND SILVER, Oil on panel, 8" x 10" Baltimore painter Tim Kelly

RED AND SILVER, Oil on panel, 8″ x 10″

 

Baltimore artist Tim Kelly SEE-THROUGH RED, oil on panel, 12" x 8"

SEE-THROUGH RED, oil on panel, 12″ x 8″

 

CASS SHAY, Tim Kelly Plein air Baltimore painter artist oil on panel, 11" x 14"

CASS SHAY, oil on panel, 11″ x 14″

 

SOPHIA SUNDAY'S LAST NIGHT IN TOWN, Burlesque performer, oil on panel, 18" x 24" Tim Kelly Baltimore painter artist

SOPHIA SUNDAY’S LAST NIGHT IN TOWN, oil on panel, 18″ x 24″

 

CHELE BELLE, oil on panel, 8" x 6", Tim Kelly, Baltimore plein air painter

CHELE BELLE, oil on panel, 8″ x 6″