Feature Articles

February 2011

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, SC, Offers Works by Diarmuid Kelly

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, will present an exhibit of works by award winning and international artist, Diarmuid Kelly, on view from Feb. 1 - 29, 2012. A reception will be held on Feb. 3, from 6-9pm.

Kelly, is the newest member to join the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville. Originally from Ireland, Kelly and his family moved to the Greenville area a few years back. He is a self-taught artist and has taken the long route to becoming a full-time artist.

Kelly says, “To use the old cliché, ‘if I can do it, anyone can.’ It has taken dedication, constantly challenging myself and practice, practice, practice. I constantly push myself with my subject matter but stay true to my roots. I want to learn, continue to mature as an artist and keep the viewer interested in my journey.”

“We live in a world of constantly advancing technology where more and more is done for us. Old school approaches and methods may soon be a thing of the past. I want to remind people through my paintings, of simpler times, to take a breath and look around and to appreciate their surroundings before it’s gone.”

Kelly studied industrial design for three years at RTC (Carlow- Regional Technical College) in County Carlow, Ireland. Currently, he is involved in teaching landscape in oils art classes for adults in the Spartanburg Art Museum (Chapman Cultural Centre). Most recently, Kelly has been included in a new publication called Artists Among Us. It’s a new book celebrating art in Spartanburg from the past and the faces of 100 artists working there at present.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listing, call the gallery at 864/239-3882 or visit (www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com).


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