September 22, 2023


Make Some Fun

Featured Artist Kelly Cash | Artsy Shark

4 min read

Oil painter Kelly Cash is thought for fascinating depictions of skies and clouds that evoke a way of surprise. Discover extra of her portfolio on her website.


Oil painting of a cloud titled "Across the Bay"

“Throughout the Bay” oil, 40″ x 40″


I’ve at all times recognized I needed to be an artist, even from a younger age. After graduating from artwork faculty, I stayed in artistic fields and labored as a set painter, textile artist and graphic designer, amongst different jobs. However my old flame has at all times been portray.


Cloud painting in oil by Kelly Money

“Rise Above” oil, 24″ x 36″


Through the years I continued to check and immerse myself in studying—a eternally scholar, I really like studying about portray and drawing. To today I nonetheless take workshops and lessons. There’s at all times extra to know! This information and simply the apply of constructing artwork has helped me develop a voice and elegance of my very own.


Painting of a horizon and sky by Kelly Money

Full Circle” oil, 9″ x 12″


Individuals typically ask me why I paint clouds. I’ve at all times cherished skies and clouds. They fascinate me on many ranges. I had tried my hand at portray landscapes and located the sky to be the half I used to be most drawn to, in order that’s the place I positioned my focus.


Cloud study by artist Kelly Money

“Emergence” oil, 9″ x 12″


As I did, I noticed increasingly more potentialities of how to color them. It felt fantastic and wealthy, and I discovered myself pulling the automotive over to take pictures, spending my time “wanting up” throughout my journeys and asking pals to do the identical. What wound up occurring over the past decade is one thing deeper than I ever might have imagined. For one, there grew to become a common bond connecting us. Individuals I by no means met sending me photographs of clouds and delightful scenes that had been a part of their expertise. Locations we had each been. Locations they had been that I needed to be.


Painting of clouds on the horizon by Kelly Money

“On the Horizon” oil, 36″ x 60″


It opened up a dialogue between us—some spoken, some not. Generally a temper. And at all times a brand new buddy. My work and my work grew to become synonymous with clouds, they usually typically mentioned they “considered me.” That alone is extraordinary. Then got here the magic of the clouds and their which means. Everybody might need a distinct concept, however these are some that maintain true for me.


Artist Kelly Money painting

Artist Kelly Cash portray en plein air


Transcendence. Uncertainty. Transition. Ethereal. Magnificence. Turmoil.


Oil painting of clouds by Kelly Money

“Peace of the Sky” oil, 36″ x 60″


Clouds and skies grew to become a metaphor for all times, and the way nothing stays the identical. They had been mild and fluffy or heavy and darkish. I felt myself drawn to the picture and wanting to color what I noticed. However I additionally put my very own spin on it, which might solely happen when I’ve a relationship with the act of creation. It grew to become an attractive dance between the topic, the paint, unseen forces and me.


Cloud painting by artist Kelly Money

“Chasing the Second” oil, 9″ x 12


Painters typically equate portray to meditation or a non secular act and that’s in all probability the closest I can come as nicely to describing the sensation I get when portray. A apply like yoga or meditation. Some days within the circulation and others not a lot. Abruptly it grew to become concerning the course of in addition to the picture. I knew I used to be studying to see.


Cloud painting by oil painter Kelly Money

“Whisper within the Snow” oil, 20″ x 40″


All that mentioned, I do like different topics and revel in experimenting. I do know my fashion is exclusive and unites the work whatever the topic. I don’t got down to be a realist or work abstractly. The portray tells me what it desires, they usually all have their means ultimately!


Painting of clouds by artist Kelly Money

“Inward Ascension” oil, 30″ x 40″


Among the themes I try to convey are sometimes about presence, spirituality and pleasure. Endurance. Issues I have to study. Portray has healed me and portray is an act of affection in addition to necessity for me. I believe my work will proceed to evolve over time and hopefully join individuals to themselves in a deeper means as has been my expertise by means of this stunning medium.


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