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Guillermo H Kelly

Corte Madera, CA

I am a native of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, and began drawing at the age of six. A year later I received my first set of oils and painting lessons from a neighborhood artist who took an interest in my young artistic abilities. At age eleven I won an art school scholarship to the renown Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (I.N.B.A.) in Mazatlán, from which I graduated in 1978. Since then I have made a living teaching, through commercial art, and working as a fine artist, winning many awards at both the state and national level, including first place in the national competition, Carteles Alucivos a la Contaminación Ambiéntal in 1973.

My family includes many musicians. As a youngster I was a keen observer of the traditional costumes and body paint used by the Matachines, groups of indigenous dancers that included my mother. My artistic sensibilities were also greatly influenced by the music I heard played within my family circle and on the streets of Mazatlán, by the sounds of my environment and by the huge carnival culture of Mazatlán.

I married an American woman and settled in my wife's hometown of Corte Madera in 2008. I was greatly attracted to the beauty of the Marin landscape, which has become the focus of much of my recent painting. But as an immigrant I have a piece of my heart in both countries, and the subject of many of my paintings, especially my abstract work, is rooted in my Mexican heritage.

My fine art work includes landscapes, portraits and abstract works in water-color, oil, acrylic and pastels, as well as murals such as those in the Capilla La Milagrosa in Mazatlán, Mexico and in historic St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Stockton, CA. I have also worked in mosaic and sculpture and have commissions in private collections, churches and public sites. I am currently involved in a proposal to create a large, sculptural mural on the cliffs of Mazatlán, a project that will also involve a major redesign of areas of the Mazatlán waterfront.




Huichol Tocando el Clarinete (Huichol Playing the Clarinet), 2017

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Musicians (Sax & Clarinet Player)

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El Trompetista (The Trumpet Player), 2015, Oil & acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18".jpg

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El Carnavalero, No. 2, 2015, acrylic & mixed media on canvas, 24" x 18" x 0.5".jpg

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El Hombre de la Tuba

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La Banda (The Band), 2017, Oil on canvas, 36" x 48".jpg

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Banda de Musica

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Bande de Musicos de Fiesta (Band of Musicians at a Fiesta), 2016, Acrylic on panel, 23-3-4" x 30"

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Musica de Mariachi No. 1 (Mariachi Music No. 1), 2017, Oil on canvas, 20" x 16".jpg

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El Tamborero (The Drummer)

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El Clarinetista (Clarinet Player)

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Tocando la Tambora (Playing the Drum)

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Guitarra y Tuba (Guitar and Tuba)

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Musica de Mariachi #2 (Mariachi Music #2)

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Trompetista (Trumpet Player), 2017, Oil on canvas, 9" x 12'.jpg

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Pareja Abrazada con Luna, Oil on canvas, 36" x 24".jpg

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Mujer Con Dos Arboles

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Mujer, 2015

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El Gato en la Ventana (The Cat by the Window)

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El Gato (The Cat)

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Mujer con Gato Gris, 2014, Acrylic on cardboard, 20" x 24".jpg

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Mujer con Gato Verde

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Woman with Watermelon

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Pasajeros en la Noche

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El Granjero (The Farmer), 2016, Oil on panel, 30" x 24-1-4".jpg

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Desnudo Negro (Black Nude), Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20".jpg

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Portrait of a Woman, 2013, Acrylic on panel, 24-1-4" 14-3-8".jpg

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Mona Azul (Blue Doll), 2015, Oil on panel, 9" x 9".jpg

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Photographer

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Commissioned Portrait No. 14

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Commissioned Portrait No. 1

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Commissioned Portrait No.13

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Commissioned Portrait No.12

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Commissioned Portrait No.11

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Commissioned Portrait No. 10

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Commissioned Portrait No. 9

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Commissioned Portrait No. 8

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Commissioned Portrait No. 7

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Commissioned Portrait No. 6

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Commissioned Portrait No. 3

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Commissioned Portrait No. 5

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Commissioned Portrait No. 4

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Commissioned Portrait No. 2

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Golden Gate Bridge, Early Evening

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Cavallo Point, San Francisco Bay

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Foggy Day in Marshall

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Old Restaurant in Blue, Marshall

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Golden Gate Bridge at Night, View from Vista Point

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San Rafael Richmond Bridge

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View from Mt. Tamalpais

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Tiburon, Lagoon Road

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Tiburon Path After the Rain

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Summer Day, China Camp

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View of Corte Madera from Ring Mountain

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Morning Reflections, Richardson Bay

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Breaking Waves, California Coast

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Trees on Hawk Hill, Marin Headlands

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Trees on Hawk Hill

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Pantoll Road Trees

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Bishop Pine, Hawk Hill

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Forest Brook

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In the Forest

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Under the Redwood Trees (Muir Woods)

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Boats on San Rafael Creek

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Autumn, Tamalpais Drive

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