Kelly Denato

I’m going to let a quote from Kelly Denato’s artist bio speak for her work, since I love the way the writer phrases the elusive emotions in these pieces.
Bewitching_SF002_panorama_150dpi_2000-640x640

What inspires Denato is the beauty of optimism, and its inherent tragedy, just before disappointment. Her paintings, which are marked by darkness as well as gleeful exuberance, are emotional expressions of this elusive pursuit for meaning and the simultaneity of ill-fated happiness.

BunnyCutlet_CCM_7artists001_2000-640x640

Denato’s painting technique is characterized by meticulous and tiny strokes layered on a textured background. Her colors are glistening and candy-like, often lifting her characters out of darkness as if they have been carved by lacerating colors.

harvest-canopy_8343342016_o_2000-486x640

Her genius is her ability richly layer paint while still employing economy in the use of her line, maintaining an empathetic sense of gesture. Her characters are often floating and tangled, drawn with a masterfully delicate illustrator’s hand and an eye for the whimsically sardonic.

the-bride-and-doom_6235020001_o_2000-455x640

Kelly Denato’s

Advertisements

4 Responses to “Kelly Denato”

  1. Phantasmic! 🙂

  2. that fox (coyote?) painting is positively transcendent. haunting, vaguely sinister & yet somehow reassuringly benevolent all at once. it deserves to be on an altar somewhere!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: