Bog Memory oil on canvas 24"x 36"
The painting is in there.
This journey has to be travelled alone.
Mixing many tones of muted colours,
The canvas is covered with a sense of urgency.
Totally unaware of happenings around me
I am here in the land of paint.
Thats where I want to be.
I stop and look for a long time, my eyes straining.
Beneath those muted colours
I know there is light.
Agitated I proceed to scrape off,
Dig out, layer and rub away the paint
in order to see what lies beneath.
Cadium orange, burnt sienna and indian red
Are old friends.
Alas something from the beginning is lost.
Perserve and continue on.
There is no turning back.
Now I feel I cannot make a mistake
Grateful and relieved
Knowing that it was worth it after all
I have arrived at my familiar place.
A Quiet Place Now oil on canvas 24" x 36"
Breath of Light oil on canvas 24"x 36"
Towards the Clearing oil + ink on canvas 20"x 18"
Last Farewell to John O'Donohue
oil on canvas 30"x 24"
" In the work of Charlotte Kelly that I love, light becomes an event. Landscapes are evoked with such subtlety and strangeness.... as though they were creations of the light itself. Somehow she manages to imbue them with an aura of true emergence; it is as if they were seeing themselves for the first time in light, pushing and probing it until the painting becomes utterly haunting and memorable "
John O'Donohue 2006
oil + ink on canvas 14"x 10"