KellyONeillArt

Contemporary Fine Art Paintings by Kelly O'Neill

Nashville, Tennessee

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Announcement    I am a fine artist who is inspired by both the beautiful and the mundane things around me. To create inspiring contemporary and abstract paintings for the world to take pleasure in is one of my greatest joys! Please browse my shop and find something that YOU love.

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Last updated on Feb 19, 2020

I am a fine artist who is inspired by both the beautiful and the mundane things around me. To create inspiring contemporary and abstract paintings for the world to take pleasure in is one of my greatest joys! Please browse my shop and find something that YOU love.

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I turn raw, ordinary materials into fine art for your home!

I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't love to create things. As a very young child, it was mud-pies and finger paintings. At age four, I sculpted a tiny rose with individual petals and presented it to my parents on a road trip. That day, my Mom wrote in the diary she kept for me that she thought I would grow up to be an artist someday.

My fascination with turning raw, ordinary materials into something beautiful never faded. For a time in high school, my attention was directed towards food, and I began making plans to go to culinary school to become a bread and pastry chef. Then, a series of what I consider to be divinely appointed "closed doors" and "open windows", directed me towards a liberal arts college (Union University in Jackson, TN) where I pursued a fine arts degree. It turned out that my passion was for creating, not necessarily creating food.

It was during my early years in art school that I realized my love for art could become a life-long career. It honestly hadn't occurred to me that something so satisfying and thrilling could also provide an income. At age 18, I decided to start a portrait career, not realizing what a life-changing and fulfilling decision it would be for me.

This road was paved with some pretty hefty discouragement from some of my peers and authority figures. In art school, ironically enough, numerous people told me that I needed to be practical and just create art on the side like everyone else and get a "real job." I was frequently ridiculed for my naiveté of thinking I could live my dream. Thankfully, my parents and a very dear art professor, Lee Benson, had voices that drowned out the naysayers. I completed my degree and set out to do what I loved.

Since 1998, my business has become multi-faceted. My love for creating extends to painting in oil, drawing with charcoal, graphite, watercolor and acrylics.

My hope is that you will connect with some part of my story or my work. Perhaps if you are not already, you will be encouraged to pursue that which you were truly created to do.

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    My fascination with turning raw materials into something beautiful started when I was young and hasn't let up! Since 1998 when I began my art career, my love for creating includes working with oil, charcoal, watercolor and acrylics!

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