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Gallery 1608 County Antrim

Kelly, Josephine

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BIO:  Josephine Kelly

 

Josephine Kelly

Born in Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Josephine studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster, graduating in 1997. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland over the past twenty years. Her paintings are held in many important public and private collections, including the OPW collection, The Civil Service Collection, Northern Ireland, IBEC, The Housing Executive of NI and The Carvel Group.

 

Of her work she says, “These works are elevations of the rural, the everyday. I am fascinated by the local light which is ever-changing in a day. They are snatches of place, rituals and people. These paintings are a visual diary of transient, fleeting encounters, built up over months. They are taken from memory and experience and are both representation and abstraction. I enjoy our preoccupation with the weather, the approaching storms which we endear with first names, passing showers, light and dark. It transforms these ordinary places into another world of colour and light.