Artist Biography

Canadian artist Kelly Dodge’s first exhibition marked the beginning of a fast rising career that garnered both national and international recognition. She is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation, the Pastel Society of America and the Society of Animal Artists. She was deemed an ‘Artist of Note’ by Wildlife Art magazine and has been awarded the AFC Medal of Excellence twice. This award is given annually in recognition of extraordinary artwork.  A career highlight was being awarded the prestigious AFC Flag Expedition Fellowship enabling her to travel to the Galapagos Islands for the purposes of artistic field research.

In recent years, using methods that date back centuries, Kelly has been exploring traditional techniques in oil painting to create contemporary paintings in the classical realist style, emphasizing drawing as the foundation of all creative work. Her desire is to infuse increasing amounts of life into her subjects.

"My paintings are a celebration of the privileged place I hold in partnership with my fellow creatures and my Creator. My goal is to re-create the narrative that I read all around me - those interactions or moments that catch my breath and reflect the works of God and His providence throughout all creation. To God be the Glory! “    ~  Kelly Dodge