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Kelly Singleton creates paintings that reflect her love for wildlife and the places they inhabit. Her paintings are the result of many hours spent observing and photographing wildlife, followed by many more hours behind her easel striving to breathe life into her subjects.

Born and raised in Maryland, Singleton has held a life-long passion for art and nature. Her talent was recognized and encouraged early on. She received her formal education from the Maryland Institute College of Art where she graduated with a BFA in illustration. She has furthered her training by taking workshops with artists she admires.

Singleton makes frequent trips into local and national parks of the western United States to observe and photograph wildlife. These trips fuel inspiration for new work. The artist feels this is the best part of being a wildlife painter; having these experiences in nature. She hopes that her excitement for the natural world shines through in her art and that it also conveys the importance of preserving nature.

She is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists; where she has won several of their awards. Noteworthy exhibitions include: Birds in Art, Art and the Animal, Small Works Great Wonders, American Art in Miniature, The Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, The Bosque Classic, and Art of the Animal Kingdom.

Singleton and her husband, Jimmy reside in Havre de Grace, Maryland with their Boxer, Bodie.


MEMBERSHIPS:

Society of Animal Artists

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Lovetts Gallery
Tulsa, OK

NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS:

American Art in Miniature: 2007-2009

Art and the Animal Kingdom: 2012

Art for Conservation: 2008

Birds in Art: 2006, 2008, 2016

Bosque Art Classic: 2009

Empire 100 Western Art Show & Sale: 2009

Icons of the West: 2015

Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit: 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

Legacy Gallery's Holiday Small Works Show: 2014

Night of Artists: 2017-2018

Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art: 2011, 2013

Small Works, Great Wonders, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: 2016-2017

Society of Animal Artists, Art and the Animal: 2007, 2009-2010, 2012-2013, 2015-2017

Society of Animal Artists, Small Works ~ Big Impressions: 2007-2009

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition: 2008-2009

The Best and the Brightest Juried Fine Art Show: 2013

The Western Associates of the AAW Show and Sale: 2014

Waterfowl Festival: 2006, 2010-2011, 2016-2017

Western Spirit Art Show & Sale: 2005, 2010

AWARDS:

Award of Excellence: Fall National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) International Online Exhibition - 2015

Honorable Mention: Art Competition.net Animals Wild or Domestic 2 - 2015

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Editor's Choice Award: Society of Animal Artists 55th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition - 2015

Award of Excellence: Society of Animal Artists 55th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition - 2015

John Stanley Hoffman Memorial Award: Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibition - 2014

First Place Water Media: Scottsdale Artists' School Best & the Brightest Juried Fine Art Show - 2013

President's Award: Society of Animal Artists 52nd Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition - 2012

Best Head Portrait: American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition - 2012

Best In Show: Richeson 75 Online Animals, Birds and Wildlife - 2011

First Place Water Media: Irving Arts Association 10th Annual Wildlife Art Exhibit - 2011

Merit Award: Maryland Pastel Society Shades of Pastel Exhibition - 2011

Honorable Mention: Watercolor Artist Magazine, Water Media Showcase Competition - 2011

Merit Award: 17th International Miniature Art Show, Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC - 2008

Don Eckelberry Scholarship Award from the Society of Animal Artists - 2007

Haller Distinguished Young Artist Award from the Society of Animal Artists - 2006

First Place Watercolor: Susan K. Black Foundation Art Show - 2006

Third Place Other Media: Susan K. Black Foundation Art Show - 2005



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