About The Artist

Kelly Hood | Contemporary Artist

COWS IN THE HOOD

As a child growing up on the beautiful Dingle peninsula, in the gorgeous County Kerry, I spent countless hours happily wandering through fields, crossing streams and playing with the animals on my Granny Mae’s farm. I was always captivated with nature and animals. I’d like to think this love for animals and the Irish countryside can be found in my paintings. I am convinced that every animal has a different personality and my passion is to capture it in an honest way. 

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Nowadays most of our paints and dyes are chemically mass-manufactured. My work is strongly inspired by the natural world and using natural pigments is just another step towards a more sustainable art practice. The palette I use is completely earth-friendly, human-friendly and animal-friendly, and above all a satisfying way to create art.

My artistic technique has evolved and now translates to:

  • Irish linen textiles
  • Stationery
  • Ceramic
  • Limited edition prints

My collection speaks the language, and the sentiments of Irish farm and country life and human compassion. I only hope that my creations stimulate, engage, and inspire both the heart and mind.

I now live in Co. Wicklow, and document my painting journey and life in a little Irish cottage in the heart of the countryside with my husband Patrick and my little boy Jake.

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