Madeleine Kelly     fine art    

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An artist and educator, Madeleine Kelly has judged numerous exhibitions.  Her studio is in Southeastern Pennsylvania. She favors a quote from journalist Bill Moyers which best describes her personal approach to her art,   "Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.”   Madeleine believes art is passion, discovery, evolution and an endless journey and loves to explore the versatility of multiple mediums.  Her greatest joys are playing with textures and color.  Although her inspirational triggers are everywhere it is often the medium itself that drives her.

 Although she never formally studied art, she continues to grow as an artist and has achieved her skills through workshops, museums, and demo presentations with such leading artists as Elizabeth Mowry, Rea Redifer, and Homer Johnson among others. Her works are displayed and admired in public and private collections around the world. Her paintings have been selected for various national and international juried exhibitions. Recipient of numerous awards, among them the Helen Farr Sloan Award for the 2014 Philadelphia Water Color Society International Show, she is also a signature member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society and Maryland Pastel Society. 

She has been published in magazines and newspapers including a Philadelphia Inquirer feature; an American Artist Magazine feature and the Philadelphia Stories Magazine. Her artwork can be seen gracing the set of the recently released feature indie film; “The Suspect”.  She serves on the board of both the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen and Philadelphia Water Color Society.

Signature memberships:

Philadelphia Watercolor Society
Pastel Society

Select Exhibitions

  • PWCS International Show 2014 / Helen Farr Sloan Award given by the Studio Group at Howard Pyle Studio
  • Longwood Gardens Meadow Garden Exhibition 2014 / received Special Longwood Award
  • Jenkins Arboretum DVAL Juried Exhibition / 1st place
  • DVAL Penn Medicine Radnor Juried Exhibition / 1st place
  • CAC Members Exhibition / 1st Place Oil/Acrylic
  • Hardcastle Gallery Invitational / 8 Women Artists
  • Rittenhouse Fine Art Show Philadelphia, PA / Invitational
  • Chester County Studio Tour / Invitational
  • Serpentine Gallery West Chester - Featured Artist  /Invitational
  • Tinicum Arts Festival - 2nd Place Pastels
  • Avalon Art Show – 1st place Acrylic/Oil
  • Wallingford Community Art Center Member's Show - 1st Place Pastel/Drawing juror BRIDGETTE MAYER, owner Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • First Annual International Autumn Arts Painting Challenge  3rd place /Invitational
  • Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 109th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror of selection: Stephen Quiller, AWS, NWS /Invitational
  • Artist Equity Juried 60th Anniversary Exhibition - Juror Rick Snyderman (Snyderman Galleries)  /Invitational
  • Wayne Plein Air Festival - Juror James Poon /Invitational
  • Immaculata Art Show and Yellow Springs Art Show multiple years /Invitational
  • PWCS Juried Member's Show - Juror Jim McFarlane AWS President  /Invitational
  • Juried Abstract Exhibition  /Invitational
  • CCAA Chadds Ford Elementary Art Show  /Invitational
  • "In Person" Exhibition CAC Wallingford / Juror Bo Bartlett  /Invitational
  • Spring Penn Medicine Radnor Juried Exhibit / Purchase Prize  /Invitational
  • Artist and the Gardner Exhibition at Winterthur Museum /Invitational
  • PWCS - Bethlehem Banana Factory -Annual Signature Show  /Invitational
  • 2007 NJPPS Spring, Summer 2008 Art Shows  /Invitational



Madeleine Kelly has 5 paintings, including her oil painting Going Home,
 which can be seen on the set of the upcoming 2013 feature indie film
“The Suspect”









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