*Artist: Rick Kelley
Rick Kelley's art is a visual journal of his life's travels, experiences, philosophies and adventures. Every creation evokes a fond memory that Rick admires, preserves, and respects.
Rick's approach is to capture the emotion in each animal, whether it is the serenity of the loon, the majesty of the bald eagle or the stealth power of the gray wolf. These visions and strong emotions coupled with Kelley's scientifically and proportionately correct images have made him a nationally recognized and critically acclaimed wildlife artist.
Rick began his quest to be an artist out of a love for nature at the early age of ten. He continued to paint through school, and after graduation Kelley took advantage of his father's transfer to Montana. There he used Montana's beauty as a backdrop and inspiration for his work. After studying at Eastern Montana University, Rick set out on his own. Less than ten years later in 1980, he began painting professionally.