Karen Kelly
Western Artwork

My life experience and pleasures are translated through my work as an artist and photographer. I have been compelled by the innate power of the horse and its elegant beauty since childhood, striving to capture the raw energy and motion as well as the unique emotional connection between not only man and beast, but man and earth.  

I am attracted to expressive and experimental styles of working which not only generate some surprises, but also afford a sense of personal freedom. Sometimes a viewer will look twice at an image and not immediately be certain what the subject is exactly, but will definitely experience a positive feeling. Iíve had several people respond to pieces in this collection in a pure emotional fashion without even acknowledging the subject matter. 

Shooting photos digitally has proven to be invaluable in capturing rare moments of raw, textured forcefulness. Continuing with a vision, I work digitally to bring out the drama in a partial, painterly manner hoping to invoke feelings of an almost musical sense of connectedness.20 years of experience also include a strong background in graphic design, traditional art, art direction, and four years of teaching at the Art Institute in Denver.

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Raw Power

Gold Dust

Diggin In
IN MOTION Horse artwork by Karen Kelly
In Motion

Blue Rope

Fly Aways

In Control


Pick Up

Wings to Fly