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Abstract Light Paintings

March 7th, 2019

Abstract Light Paintings

My latest Abstract Solar light paintings.
In these paintings I wanted to portray emotion through the use of colour and light,
using numerous soft glazes.
Through my abstract organic artworks I try to capture the light, harmonious energies,
colours and rhythms of nature.
My paintings evolve through the process of using textures, paints and Palette knife.

The Last Shieldmaiden

July 8th, 2018

The Last Shieldmaiden

The Last Shieldmaiden
by Graham John Kelly Link:
A family member wrote an 800 page Viking themed book inspired from the Netflix Series Vikings.
It is free to download ( the kindle app works on all devices ).
Please kindly leave him a review to get his head above water.
To get him started please. It took him 4 years to write and it takes 750 books bought to get 1 review!!

Four shield maidens and a brave adventurer lead this dark fantasy quest driven story.
Escape the mundane humdrum existence of your life, with this fabulous epic book.
Great to read travelling and on your holidays!
A rollercoaster ride of emotions, I promise... you won't be able to put it down!

Wordpress Blog

January 18th, 2018

Wordpress Blog

Recent blogs and links to my other sites -

Fabric designs

August 27th, 2017

Fabric designs

Here you can find a wealth of designs to cover your walls or yourself in a variety of beautiful fabrics.

Self Publishing Book Covers

August 3rd, 2017

Self Publishing Book Covers

On this site you can purchase my illustrations on a variety of book cover themes. -

Abstract landscape paintings

July 25th, 2017

Abstract landscape paintings

Through my abstract organic artworks I try to encapture the light, harmonious energies, colours and rhythms of nature. My paintings evolve through the process of using textures, paints and Palette knife. Am always trying to portray an other worldly feeling in my paintings, of the spirit and light shining through the canvas, to reflect the light around and inside the painting. I am totally inspired everyday to paint 'my heart onto canvas for you'. Observing and feeling with my senses the beauty that surrounds us in this amazing world. Picking the colours from the air, always striving to capture that elusive light’ Whatever the medium or technique I am a great believer in the healing energy of art and create ART from the heART.

A Painting in progress

July 14th, 2017

A Painting in progress

Stages of my latest painting - a work in progress...

Duck egg blue' An abstract oil painting with water based oil paints (Winsor & Newton - Artisan) on canvas block of cloth - 14" x 18" Palette - Phthalo blue/green Yellow Ochre Burnt Umber Crimson Alizarin

I just wanted to portray the purity, colors and explosive dynamics of birth, whether it be in a womb or nest. Showing the aura of light within the egg and the jagged edges life will bring. Portrayed by the softness and warmth of the nest and the outer spiky grasses surrounding the cradle.

This photograph inspired the painting I took it at the river yesterday, my Duck was away for a swim and so this is the very last egg...


I cut out a cardboard egg, Reeds from the nest area and laid them onto the canvas.

Using my trusty old brushes to splatter paint over all.

Now we shall let it dry...


Right! I put the hairdrier on it so now it needs more color more dynamics ...


Getting the big brushes out now and adding crimson alizarin to the palette. That was lucky the cardboard egg curled at the edges - it will give more light and shadow effect.

This is when the soul comes into the painting with the big brush strokes.Removed the cardboard egg and with large bold strokes portrayed the reeds by the river, in the shape of a cradle. With two brave strokes depicted the safety inside with barring at the entrance to the nest. My palette was chosen to portray the blood (red) gore (green) purity (blue/white) earth (yellow/brown) of birth.


Well I think it's finished! ...must not fiddle.

There's an old story - it takes two to paint,the Artist & someone to knock him over the head when it's finished lol!

I would be interested to know if you had seen what it was without the explanation?

Probably not teehee! but that is the mystery of abstract art everyone sees it differently.

Interview published

July 14th, 2017

Interview published

Interviews from around the world
.RSS FeedTwitterFacebook..Valerie Anne Kelly-aka-valzart
December 5, 2010
Posted in: Artists

When did you first become interested in art?

I became interested in Art from a very early age doodling on anything & everything, and then went on to receive an high school Art Diploma. I seriously took up painting again in the early nineties exhibiting my work and painting lots of commissions.

What style of art do you use most?

Landscape painting and abstract realism

Has your style changed from when you first began as an artist?

Having painted traditionally most of my life in every medium am delighted to have found my new Digital studio.

What medium do you use?

I call it Tradigital. I digitally enhance my traditional paintings using PSCS4 and Corel Painter11 ie :- Tradigital.

What made you choose that medium?

It is a delightful voyage of discovery everyday in my digital studio, so exciting if I find a new plug-in or a different programme. The only thing I miss is the smell of paint!

Do your ideas come from life or imagination?


How do you choose your images and colours?

I am totally inspired everyday by seeing the wonder and beauty all around me and always striving to capture that elusive light

Who is your favourite artist?

Vincent Van Gogh

What is your favourite piece of work by yourself?

Shelter (portraying that He has the whole world in His care) and I thank God everyday for this wonderful gift He has given me.

How much time (on average) does it take to complete a work?

It can take hours, days or weeks to complete an artwork depending on the subject and medium.

How well do you take criticism?

ok as long as it is constructive

What do you do to overcome a block?

listen to music and totally relax

How do you know something is finished? Is it easy to walk away?

I never think a work is finished, there is an old saying It takes two people to paint, the Artist and someone to hit him over the head when it is finished lol!

Have you had exhibits in galleries?

Ravenham gallery Norfolk

Have you any exhibits in galleries planned for the future?

not at the moment

What are your plans for the future?

more painting

What advice would you give new artists?

practice and follow your heART

Have you done any courses to help you?


What do you do to market your work?

blog it

Do you use social networking in your day to day life? +

Are you available for work (commissions)?


Have you got hobbies?


Where are you based?

Spain/UK I commute between both countries.


July 14th, 2017


woo00t! Finalist !!! I'm over the moon lol!

Won Contest Finalist in Winter Landscapes Photo Contest - February, 2016

Finalist on Viewbug

Woodland series

June 29th, 2016

Woodland series

This is a new abstract realism Woodland series.
Using macro shots of wood bark and photography of Fritton Woods and birds on the silver birch tree branches.
A Composite of my photographs,layering / blending and changing the opacity levels.
Portraying the secret world of creatures in the ancient Woodland.
Tradigital modern fine art
Software: Paintshop Pro x8 / Photography - own stock