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Brendan Kelly
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Brendan Kelly lives in the hills of Mullumbimby, Northern NSW where he has a huge art studio and doesn't like visitors. A Sydney Morning Herald journalist referred to him as 'A hermit oil painter', which isn't quite correct because he uses acrylics. If you come to see his work you won't be able to because there's a big metal chain and lock on the front gate to keep you out, and he won't know you're there anyway because he'll be out the back working in his studio while listening to music.
Left school in the mid 80's and worked in the graphic arts trade, then got into cartooning and humorous illustration for print media as well as illustrating children's books (The Perfect Poo, The Ugly Dickling & The Runt Who Said C#nt).Started doing 'fine art' after being hypnotized by an NLP therapist (this is a true story) and has been drawing and painting non stop ever since.
Generally he likes to paint things, lean them against the wall of his studio and forget about them until he needs something to paint on, so he paints over the thing he originally painted, even though it may have been really good. He was a nationally published cartoonist in a major magazine but thinks that's all stupid now. ‘Exhibits from his home studio where he hosts 'Forest Art' shows, forcing people young and old to walk through the bush up a steep stairway of 100 steps (98 actually) where they are totally exhausted when they arrive at the top which makes them ready for a cocktail or five.
Brendan has extremely positive quotes about his art from Australian artists Reg Mombassa, Tony Edwards (Captain Goodvibes) and others, but refuses to put them here.


Acrylic paint on primed 6mm plywood sheet with 40mm pine timber backing edge. Sturdy, Ready to hang. Just put 2 screws in wall and hang onto timber frame (easy). Will last 100 years.

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