Maria Kelly

Fine Art, BA (Hons)

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Maria Kelly, Seated Female, 2020. Acrylic paint on 120cm high x 90cm wide canvas.

The human form and portraiture occur repeatedly in my work. Initially I drew from from life, but when I started to implement imagination and emotion too I found the results more pleasing. I use photography to further inform the creation of works. The use of simplified line and colour are influenced by Henri Matisse and the Fauvism movement.

Although inspired by Matisse and other artists to a lesser degree, I aspire to develop and convey my own individual, contemporary style.