Specializing in portraits. After graduating from Herron School of Art with a B.F.A. degree, and over twenty years as a graphic designer and illustrator, James Kelly wanted to create a business of his own utilizing his artistic talent. Mad Lab Studio was established in 2002 when he transformed an old chemical laboratory in downtown Indianapolis into an art studio. His Madison Avenue laboratory soon became known as “Mad Lab Studio.” In 2005, he moved his studio over his garage behind his home.
My goal in creating my art is to make a fresh, expressive, lively work. I am always trying to improve my style so that my work doesn’t look labored over. I want my painting to look rich and wet with visible brush strokes. I love color and am not affraid to show a full palette in my images.
$200 to $5000
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