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Kelly Birkenruth's captivating paintings are in the style of contemporary realism while staying firmly grounded in the tradition of the Old Master's. She is able to pull the viewer into her paintings by interweaving emotion with a humanistic quality through her supreme handling of light. Through her portraits she is able to evoke sensitivity and empathy, which in turn allows her to create images which transcend mere representation to capture the true essence of her subject. Kelly's arresting compositions, draftmanship, use of color and observation of detail allow her to create paintings with a timeless quality.

Her work has been exhibited in many galleries across the U.S. as well as in private collections nationwide.

She lives in Avon, Connecticut with her husband and two daughters.

Artist Statement
Artist Statement