Charlotte Kelly was born and lives in Galway. While practising as a nurse she completed
her N.D.A.D.in 2002. In June 2005 she resigned from her nursing career to paint and
draw full time.
Drawing is the key factor to all of her work. Strong influences of Sean Mc Sweeney,
Patrick Collins and Tony O'Malley are evident in her painting.
Charlotte's work has evolved from the traditional to the abstract. These days she
paints as the need is so strong that it cannot be ignored. She works mainly in oils
and nearly always in silence. Charlotte finds it spiritually gratifying to express
herself through her paintings, working with the oil paints, mixing the colours, considering
the texture and letting her imagination take over. Initially her work is immediate,
covering the canvas vigorously, letting it sit, then nurturing it until it reaches
its full potential.