Charlotte KellyCharlotte 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:
|1998||Christmas Exhibition||An Damhlann Gallery, Spiddal, Galway|
|1999||Christmas Exhibition||The Kenny Gallery, Galway|
|2002||Tulca Festival of Visual Art||Townhall Theatre Galway|
|2003||Cul An Ti: GradArt Exhibition|
|The Real World||City Hall, Galway|
|Cara G Exhibition|
|2004||Group Show||Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar|
|2005||Galway||The Kenny Gallery, Galway|
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.