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Ben Kelley
Saint Louis, MO

About the Artist

A St. Louis native, Ben's work has been featured locally, throughout various businesses, as well as internationally, most notably for his cover art published on a re-print of famed Dutch writer Nescio's Titaneller.

"I tend to get bored easily, so I like to mix things up and experiment with different ways to express an emotion or thought. Therefore, my work features a variety of creative elements including contrasting or abstracted hues, paint drips and splatters, an assortment of mediums, changes in technique including impasto and collage, or even handwritten compositions within a paintin…

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About the Artist

A St. Louis native, Ben’s work has been featured locally, throughout various businesses, as well as internationally, most notably for his cover art published on a re-print of famed Dutch writer Nescio’s Titaneller.

"I tend to get bored easily, so I like to mix things up and experiment with different ways to express an emotion or thought. Therefore, my work features a variety of creative elements including contrasting or abstracted hues, paint drips and splatters, an assortment of mediums, changes in technique including impasto and collage, or even handwritten compositions within a painting in order to better tell a story. As a result, my portfolio has become quite diverse with paintings that range in varying themes and and style.

Exploring new forms of creative expression is what motivates me and is why I know that art is something I’ll always have my hands in."

You can read more about Ben in the "St Louis Post Dispatch.":http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/home/made-in-st-louis-inspiring-paintings/article_44ec74e0-75a2-5126-8f51-5b042f21f6e2.html

Artist’s Work

People & Figures
Welcome in the morning light
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Welcome In The Morning Light

By Ben Kelley

Morning 3
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Morning

By Ben Kelley

Escape in burnt umber
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Escape in Burnt Umber

By Ben Kelley

Bliss 2
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Bliss

By Ben Kelley

Reflection 7
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Reflection

By Ben Kelley

Lamour
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L'amour

By Ben Kelley

Let the sunshine in
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Let The Sunshine In

By Ben Kelley

Awakening 3
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Awakening

By Ben Kelley

Firenze la nuit
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Firenze La Nuit

By Ben Kelley

Allure of the ephemeral moment 2
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Allure of the Ephemeral Moment

By Ben Kelley

Trees & Conceptual Works
Harvest 4
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Harvest

By Ben Kelley

Essence departing
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Essence Departing

By Ben Kelley

Roots 3
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Roots

By Ben Kelley

Sunrise 3
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Sunrise

By Ben Kelley

October 2
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October

By Ben Kelley

Arbre brulant
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Celebration

By Ben Kelley

Harmony 4
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Harmony

By Ben Kelley

Summer nights
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Summer Nights

By Ben Kelley

Fall 7
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Fall

By Ben Kelley

Spring
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Spring

By Ben Kelley

Quatre juillet
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Quatre Juillet

By Ben Kelley

Landscape Paintings
Wine country 3
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Wine Country

By Ben Kelley

Sunset 10
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Sunset

By Ben Kelley

Sunflowers in black white
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Sunflowers in Black & White

By Ben Kelley

Vibrance 2
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Vibrance

By Ben Kelley

Gratification
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Gratification

By Ben Kelley

Springtime 2
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Springtime

By Ben Kelley

The growing season
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The Growing Season

By Ben Kelley

Italian cypresses
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Italian Cypresses

By Ben Kelley

Nostalgia
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Nostalgia

By Ben Kelley

Evening half moon bay
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Evening: Half Moon Bay

By Ben Kelley

September sunrise
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September Sunrise

By Ben Kelley

Vineyards
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Vineyards

By Ben Kelley

Velour
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Velour

By Ben Kelley

Seaside
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Seaside

By Ben Kelley

The arno at night revisited
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The Arno at Night - Revisited

By Ben Kelley

Wildflowers 2
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Wildflowers

By Ben Kelley

Summer rain
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Summer Rain

By Ben Kelley

Sunrise half moon bay
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Sunrise: Half Moon Bay

By Ben Kelley

Tuscan roads
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Tuscan Roads

By Ben Kelley

Intoxication
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Intoxication

By Ben Kelley

Alone at night
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Alone At Night

By Ben Kelley

Juxtaposition between chaos calm
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Juxtaposition Between Chaos & Calm

By Ben Kelley

Wildflowers in black and white
Benjamin kelley

Wildflowers in Black and White

By Ben Kelley

Selected Exhibitions

  • Fine Art of Missouri Gallery
    Chesterfield, MO, 2015
  • St Louis Artists' Guild: Collectors Choice 14
    Clayton, MO, 2015
  • RAW Artists: UPRISING Exhibit
    St Louis, MO, 2015
  • RAW Artists: Sensory Exhibit
    St Louis, MO, 2015
  • Artopia!
    St Louis MO, 2013

Press and Accolades

  • St Louis Post Dispatch "Made in St Louis"
    March 2012
  • RAW: Featured Artist
    May 2015

Education

  • Lipscomb University, Art
    Nashville, TN,2004