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Charlotte Kelly

Charlotte Kelly

Charlotte was born in Galway in 1960. She graduated from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in 2002 with a National Diploma in Art & Design. She worked as a district nurse in Galway before giving up her nursing career in 2005 to paint on a full time basis. Charlotte is a founder member of GradArt.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1998Christmas ExhibitionAn Damhlann Gallery, Spiddal, Galway
1999Christmas ExhibitionThe Kenny Gallery, Galway
2001Diploma ShowGMIT
2002Tulca Festival of Visual ArtTownhall Theatre Galway
2003Cul An Ti: GradArt Exhibition
The Real WorldCity Hall, Galway
Cara G Exhibition
2004Group ShowMayo General Hospital, Castlebar
2005GalwayThe Kenny Gallery, Galway
ArtsWestLeisureland, Galway

Artist's Statement

Having deep intimacy with the earth and its changing shapes and terms gives a real feeling of spirituality and emotion. Driven by a sense of quietness, these shapes have been molded into a figurative form. Nurturing the work rather than insisting on immediacy. As the poet John O'Donohue wrote:

"Each tree grows in two directions at once,
into the darkness and out to the light,
with as many branches and roots as it
needs to embody its wild desires."

I would hope that my work would achieve just that.

Charlotte Kelly