• About

    About

    Maév Kelly is an irish artist based in Dublin Ireland.
    She has been drawing and painting since a child and over the years has worked in many creative areas including graphic design, illustration, animation, printing and teaching.
    Her artworks echo her love of the process of painting and drawing, both separate and combined and also seek to echo the beauty in the everyday. With her small oil paintings she goes within and lets her heart lead. With the bigger works she also works on instinct and tries to switch off the thinking brain. She is lead by colour and line and puts a multi sense approach to create her work.
    Her work has been included in exhibitions listed below.

    Exhibitions

    2021 RUA Annual Exhibition 140th * Royal Ulster Academy Belfast
    2021 RHA Annual Exhibition 191st * RHA Gallery Dublin
    2020 RHA Annual Exhibition 190th * RHA Gallery Dublin
    2019 United Arts Club Exhibition Fitzwilliam Square Dublin
    2019 RUA Annual Exhibition 137th * Royal Ulster Academy Belfast
    2018 RHA Annual Exhibition 188th * RHA Gallery Dublin
    2017 Solo Exhibition 'Postcards from Cyprus' Nicosia, Cyprus
    2017 Group Show * Oroklini, Cyprus
    2016 Solo Exhibition 'Wild Atlantic Way' Sol Art Gallery, Dawson St, Dublin
    2012 RHA Annual Exhibition 182nd * RHA Gallery Dublin
    2012 RHA * Secret Art Exhibition * In aid of Chernobyl Children's Charity, Dublin
    2012 RDS Art Source 2012 * RDS Dublin 4
    2011 RDS Art Source 2011 * RDS Dublin 4
    2010 RDS Art Source 2010 * RDS Dublin 4



  • RHA Annual Exhibition 2020

    RHA Annual Exhibition 2020

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    Self Portrait 20
    oil on aluminium
    14 x 18"

  • News

    News

    Portrait Sketches for Childline

    During the month of April I donated all funds for portraits sketches to ISPCC Childline. Because of the Covid pandemic, schools closed and children were required to stay at home. Childline is a service for children available to them via their own homes if they are feeling anxious, stressed or fearful.
    We donated €1840 in total

  • P O S T C A R D S from C Y P R U S

    P  O  S  T  C  A  R  D  S  from  C  Y  P  R  U  S

    An Exhibition of Paintings
    1st - 14th December 2017

    Sarahs Jazz Club & Gallery
    Xanthis Xenierou 35
    Nicosia, Cyprus 1015

    Opening reception Friday 1st December 8.30
    Exhibition runs for 2 weeks

    GROUP SHOW

    Oroklini, Cyprus
    Wed 8th - 22nd November

    You are invited to the MICHALIS KYRLITSIAS Art Exhibition organized by the Voroklini Community Council, housed in the Community Hall's Library. The opening will take place on 8 November 2017, at 7 PM.

  • The WILD ATLANTIC WAY

    The WILD ATLANTIC WAY

    THE ATHENA ROOM @ SOL ART
    8 DAWSON STREET
    DUBLIN 2

    MAEV KELLY
    an exhibition of paintings inspired by the
    WILD ATLANTIC WAY

    OPENING RECEPTION
    FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER. 6PM.
    OPENING SPEAKER
    KEVIN MCSHERRY, ARTIST

    EXHIBITION
    FRI 18TH - THURS 24TH NOV.

    Artist Maév Kelly embarks on her first solo exhibition at the Athena Room@Sol Art in November.

    Wild Atlantic Way brings together paintings of this scenic route reflecting both life and and career. Kelly's small oil paintings are a chance to connect and meditate while paying attention to the subject matter whether still-life or landscape. Her larger works on paper using mixed media are a process of working from the inside out using a familiar landscape as a departure point. These instinctive and gestural pieces are influenced by the energy and rhythm of the coast.

    Originally from Cork, Kelly now lives and works in Dublin. She has worked in many creative areas including Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation and Teaching. In recent years she has exhibited at Art Source and the RHA Annual exhibition.

    CURATED BY TONY STRICKLAND
    marginman1@gmail.com