Last weekend, the KC,MO TAD POD, went up to Iowa to see the internationally renowned illustrator Gary Kelley, did I mention that he's the most awarded illustrator at the society of illustrators in New York! What a kind soul, so generous and humble! At his studio we had so many conversations about art, painting and living, we also checked more new pieces for his Muses and WWI graphic novel projects.
Much, Much more to come! Trey took a bunch of video and we will be posting that shortly.
hope you all enjoy the photos! Thanks for stopping by.
Gary showing us one of his lithograph prints.
Close up of a painting of his in the Blackhawk Hotel where we stayed.
A gigantic painting of Gary's that resides in the stairwell of the beautiful Blackhawk Hotel.
there she is, the Blackhawk Hotel.
The man, the myth, Andrew Brinkman
Jane Radstrom discussing brands and the blog Brand New
A color study of Gary's
Gary Kelley in his studio
Gary was telling us about painting over old paintings to achieve new direction in his color, by rediscovering and trying to control an abstract surface.
Gary's Paint set- Now available at Utrecht
Brinkman going through Gary's books.
Sooner or later, hes gonna get cha!
lets see your stack!
Come on Gary, really?!
I noticed this little study while lurking in his studio, This is so beautiful. As far as I can tell, the black is sharpy and the color is opaque paint of some kind.
great head drawings
Colin Boyer in Gar Kelly's studio
Gary has a great book collection
If this doesn't make you want to quit making art, I don't know what will?
MLK Jr. monotype
previous pets of Garys.
I think its a problem, but he denies it!
One of Gary's sketchbooks.