Ty Kelly was born 1971 in Casper, WY and moved to Oklahoma City, OK in 1994. He has been painting since the early age of eleven but only became concerned about making it into a career once in Oklahoma. Soon after he began studying art from the renowned Russian artist, Igor Koutsenko, who influences many of the images throughout Ty’s art. You have to know the rules before you break them, and this is where Ty learned them.
Today Ty’s style is a mixture of whimsical fantasy and skewed perceptions. He has a wide range of mediums that he has worked with, such as oils, watercolor, pastels and pencils to name a few. Ty now is concentrating his work to be created in pastels. He currently resides in Oklahoma City, were he conceptualizes and produces his whimsical body of art. Ty has done numerous commissions for private collectors, and currently exhibits his art throughout the United States.
“Through my art, I am inviting children into the art world, with images that appeal to them and to the child in us.” If you are interested in more information on Ty’s work, click here to contact him.

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