Elements of Black and White
My vision and aspirations as an artist are derived from the simplicity and beauty that surrounds us. Through these things we can learn to appreciate all elements of life and nature. As an artist it is vital for me that my visual expressions are easily interpreted as a positive emotion to uplift the mind and soul in a celebration of life.
Painter Kelly Hood, of English-Irish descent, returned to her mother's native townland near Dingle in 1984. One of the old Kerry line of Russell, Paroiste na Cille become her home and the place of discovery for her Irish heritage. A fluent Gaeilgeoir, Kelly graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design and now works as a freelance graphic artist as well as painting in oils. Kelly Hood is a self-taught artist, heavily influenced by modern painters such as Otto Duecker, Beatrix Potter and John Baeder. Her palette of sparkling textures and strong monochrome colours define the characters of her subjects while also capturing true like images.