Thomas Kelly / The Mannequins
Thomas Kelly is an award winning painter and printmaker. Widely collected, his work has a signature style which has its roots in expressionism. His colorful, narrative, acrylic paintings on canvas often create a dialogue with the viewer. His deceptively simplistic paintings are both critically acclaimed and very popular with everyday viewers.
He encourages viewers to participate in the narrative by placing themselves inside my scenes and characters. When asked by viewers if their interpretation is the true one, he says, ‘The paintings must stand on their own.’ I don’t tell them that their stories often rival my own.”