by Brian Thompson November 09, 2000
Phil Kelly, a Dublin born artist educated at Rugby School and Bath College of Art has lived and worked in Mexico for many years. The sun, Vittoria beer and the teaming ever-moving life of the world’s largest city have inspired him to stay and paint images and capture the vibrancy of the city he loves.
Always painting on the floor to the sounds of Jazz, Phil works intensely all round the picture. “The painting must be fresh, vital moving; it must have a sense of smell, depth and balance”. His paintings have a tremendous feel for colour and energy, but are indeed very carefully considered before commencing work. He gained wide critical acclaim for his one man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City and has appeared on several T.V. programmes in Mexico, Ireland and the Great Railway Journeys series on the B.B.C. Just recently, R.T.E in Ireland showed an hour-long feature on Phil and his work. Shortly a biography will be published written by Morgan Falconer voted ‘Art Critic of the Year, 1999’.
Phil Kelly’s works are held in many public and private collections in U.K., Ireland, U.S.A., South America and Europe. If you would like more insformation on his work please feel free to contact us.
Santa Dominica, 28 x 22, oil on canvas.