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Hill country spring

Charles McKelroy
Lake Jackson, TX

About the Artist

Charles McKelroy was born in Freeport, Texas and still lives in the area today. Interest in the world around him initiated his desire to learn photography. Nature, landscapes, wildlife, still life, and birds are his main interest because these are the subjects that most fascinate his imagination. Enjoying and learning from exploring and examining what his favorite photographers have churn out has given Charles his inspiration to capture the beauty around him. Nonetheless, his own creativity to see for himself and capture what he visualizes, are what he desires to share.
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About the Artist

Charles McKelroy was born in Freeport, Texas and still lives in the area today. Interest in the world around him initiated his desire to learn photography. Nature, landscapes, wildlife, still life, and birds are his main interest because these are the subjects that most fascinate his imagination. Enjoying and learning from exploring and examining what his favorite photographers have churn out has given Charles his inspiration to capture the beauty around him. Nonetheless, his own creativity to see for himself and capture what he visualizes, are what he desires to share.
As technology changed so did Charles. Using digital camera equipment and up to date imaging software, he has expanded his imagination to new horizons. His images are fresh and alive with the same spirit that was present when he captured them. Enhancements are made to bring a focus on the subject, but do not rework the story. Images are not altered from the original capture, only enriched to bring out the detail.
Here you will find images he has personally selected to share from the collections of his most favored pictures. The ones that he feels will reproduce as excellent quality photographs, that when displayed, will convey a story. Ansel Adams once said, “there are at least two people in every photograph, the photographer and the viewer.” These are one of a kind images taken from the heart at a time when Charles was inspired by what he was seeing. Let your keen senses intrigue you to visualize with wonder and serenity that split second in time when the image was captured.
Discovering this opportunity to share his art with others on TurningArt, is one of the best things to happen with his photography to date. Such a remarkable opportunity to offer original art works to others so they might also enjoy the natural wonders and beauty of these images. Charles believes you too, will be drawn in as you enjoy viewing the remarkable wonders of his photographs as much he did while out searching the out of doors, to encounter them.

Artist’s Work

Texas Birds
Pointing hawk
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Pointing Hawk

By Charles McKelroy

Orange orange
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Orange Orange

By Charles McKelroy

Choosing the pink
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Choosing the Pink

By Charles McKelroy

Crossing the creek
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Crossing the Creek

By Charles McKelroy

Wood storks feeding
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Wood Storks Feeding

By Charles McKelroy

Fine Art
Mellow day
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Mellow Day

By Charles McKelroy

Stand tall 3
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Stand Tall

By Charles McKelroy

San antonio mission
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San Antonio Mission

By Charles McKelroy

Palascio
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Palascio

By Charles McKelroy

Lone calf in landscape
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Lone Calf in Landscape

By Charles McKelroy

Steeple 2
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Steeple

By Charles McKelroy

Blue norther
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Blue Norther

By Charles McKelroy

The ghost mountains of big bend 3
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The Ghost Mountains of Big Bend

By Charles McKelroy

Quiet beach
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Quiet Beach

By Charles McKelroy

Sitting lakeside
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Sitting Lakeside

By Charles McKelroy

Motorboat
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Motorboat

By Charles McKelroy

Hardtimes
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Hardtimes

By Charles McKelroy

Mountain through the trees
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Mountain Through the Trees

By Charles McKelroy

Road ends at amistad
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Road Ends at Amistad

By Charles McKelroy

Burning sky
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Burning Sky

By Charles McKelroy

Fine Art Birds
Peacock plumage
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Peacock Plumage

By Charles McKelroy

Deliberation
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Deliberation

By Charles McKelroy

Whistling ducks
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Whistling Ducks

By Charles McKelroy

Hummingbird red flower
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Hummingbird Red Flower

By Charles McKelroy

Parrots 3
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Parrots

By Charles McKelroy

Brillant colored parrots
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Brillant Colored Parrots

By Charles McKelroy

Swarm of redwings
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Swarm of Redwings

By Charles McKelroy

Fine Art Skies
Silhouette of herons
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Silhouette of Herons

By Charles McKelroy

Prickly pear cactus 2
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Prickly pear cactus

By Charles McKelroy

Tall order
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Tall Order

By Charles McKelroy

Spotted sky
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Spotted Sky

By Charles McKelroy

West texas sunset
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West Texas Sunset

By Charles McKelroy

Silhuette of two herons
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Silhuette of Two Herons

By Charles McKelroy

Fire in the sky 5
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Fire in the Sky

By Charles McKelroy

Cloud power
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Cloud Power

By Charles McKelroy

Half moon 2
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Half Moon

By Charles McKelroy

Gulls flocking
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Gulls Flocking

By Charles McKelroy

Last flight
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Last Flight

By Charles McKelroy

Rio grande river valley
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Rio Grande River Valley

By Charles McKelroy

Peaceful beachfront sunset
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Peaceful Beachfront Sunset

By Charles McKelroy

Skies & Water
Waiting on the storm
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Waiting on the Storm

By Charles McKelroy

Breaking through 2
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Breaking Through

By Charles McKelroy

Simple shrimper
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Simple Shrimper

By Charles McKelroy

Full on orange
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Full on Orange

By Charles McKelroy

Misty blue
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Misty Blue

By Charles McKelroy

Desert storm at night
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Desert Storm at Night

By Charles McKelroy

Bright reflection
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Bright Reflection

By Charles McKelroy

Painted heaven
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Painted Heaven

By Charles McKelroy

Golden morning 2
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Golden Morning

By Charles McKelroy

All alone
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All Alone

By Charles McKelroy

Sail at dawn
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Sail at Dawn

By Charles McKelroy

Two gulls and heron sunset
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Two Gulls and Heron Sunset

By Charles McKelroy

Mexican fishing boats
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Mexican Fishing Boats

By Charles McKelroy

Fine Art Animals
Standing alone
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Standing Alone

By Charles McKelroy

Reddish dragonfly
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Reddish Dragonfly

By Charles McKelroy

Black cat
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Black Cat

By Charles McKelroy

Bengal tiger
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Bengal Tiger

By Charles McKelroy

Buck at rest
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Buck at Rest

By Charles McKelroy

Black and White
Village backstreet
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Village Backstreet

By Charles McKelroy

Moving on 2
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Moving On

By Charles McKelroy

Along the shore 2
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Along the Shore

By Charles McKelroy

High plains ranching
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High Plains Ranching

By Charles McKelroy

Past time
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Past Time

By Charles McKelroy

Just a windmill
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Just a Windmill

By Charles McKelroy

Oasis roadside ghost station
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Oasis Roadside Ghost Station

By Charles McKelroy

Kestel on a windmill
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Kestel on a Windmill

By Charles McKelroy

Seagull flying into the sun
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Seagull Flying Into the Sun

By Charles McKelroy

Shrimper
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Shrimper

By Charles McKelroy

Cr 2810
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CR 2810

By Charles McKelroy

Country home
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Country Home

By Charles McKelroy

Up the ladder on a windmill
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Up the Ladder on a Windmill

By Charles McKelroy

Passionate Inspirations
Shaman and the moon
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Shaman and the Moon

By Charles McKelroy

Texas creek scene
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Texas Creek Scene

By Charles McKelroy

Country life
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Country Life

By Charles McKelroy

South texas gold
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South Texas Gold

By Charles McKelroy

Peaceful beach scene
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Peaceful Beach Scene

By Charles McKelroy

Hill country spring
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Hill Country Spring

By Charles McKelroy

Blooms and Such
Texas bluebonnet
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Texas Bluebonnet

By Charles McKelroy

Colorful blanket
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Colorful Blanket

By Charles McKelroy

Texas thistle 2
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Texas Thistle

By Charles McKelroy

Yellow greenthread
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Yellow Greenthread

By Charles McKelroy

Blackeyed susan
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Blackeyed Susan

By Charles McKelroy

Purple passion
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Purple Passion

By Charles McKelroy

White cone flower
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White Cone Flower

By Charles McKelroy

National colors
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National Colors

By Charles McKelroy

Wild floral display
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Wild Floral Display

By Charles McKelroy

Wildflowers at the gtae
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Wildflowers at the Gtae

By Charles McKelroy

Country Comfort
Fall in east texas
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Fall in East Texas

By Charles McKelroy

On the range
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On the Range

By Charles McKelroy

Log church house
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log Church House

By Charles McKelroy

Traditional log home
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Traditional Log Home

By Charles McKelroy

KISS
Dug in
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Dug In

By Charles McKelroy

Sea blue
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Sea Blue

By Charles McKelroy

Baby dragon
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Baby Dragon

By Charles McKelroy

Selected Exhibitions

  • Brazosport Art League
    Lake Jackson, Texas, 2012
  • Brazosport Art League
    Lake Jackson, Texas, 2010

Education

  • Brazosport College, BAT Industrial / Business Mngt.
    Lake Jackson, Texas,2016 
  • Brazosport College, Associate of Arts / Business Studies
    Lake Jackson, Texas,2013