Rick Kelley's wildlife and African art is a visual
journal of his life's travels experiences and adventures. Every creation
evokes a fond memory of the wildlife Rick admires, preserves and respects.
Rick's approach is to capture the emotion in each animal, whether it is the
serenity of the loon, the majesty of the blade eagle or the stealth power of
the gray wolf. These visions and strong emotions coupled with Kelley's
scientifically and proportionately correct images have made him a nationally
recognized and critically acclaimed wildlife artist.
Rick began his quest to be an artist out of a love for nature at the early age of ten. he continued to paint through school, and after graduation Kelley took advantage of his father's transfer to Montana. There he used Montana's beauty as a backdrop and inspiration for his work. After studying at Eastern Montana University, Rick set out on his own. Less than ten years later in 1980, he began painting professionally .. full time.
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