Scott Kelley

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A favorite Maine artist, Scott Kelley, will be at good on Charles St Thursday, Sept 19th for a cocktail reception and a viewing of his whale paintings and scrimshaw drawings on vintage ivory. Kelley had his first solo exhibition at the age of 18 with The American Realist Gallery in New York. Since then he’s had over 20 and two of his portraits are part of the Portland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Although born in the state of New York, Kelley now resides on Peaks Island, Maine. The state has provided much inspiration for his subject matter. His work concentrates on the birds, rocks, and creatures of the sea that surrounds him. Frequent visits to Monhegan Island, a favorite haunt since his teens, has led to beautiful sepia ink drawings of Pulpit Rock. He also has a stunning series of pot warp, wrapped and coiled, yet out of their context of a dock or fish house. I’m very sad to be missing the viewing of his whale paintings and scrimshaw drawings (personal favorites) at good this coming week, but I will be on my honeymoon! If you can make it I hope you go, and keep an eye on good for their monthly “Third Thursdays” special events series.

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