About the Artist
John G. Kelley''s fine art black and white photography explores the openness and expanses of Maine and the American West. Kelley quotes author Gretel Ehrlich in describing the core of his work: ""Space,"" she writes, ""represents sanity, not a life purified, dull, or ''spaced-out'' but one that might accommodate intelligently any idea or situation.""
Through the creation of his images, Kelley has found photography represents something additional: a path to keeping an open mind. ""Sometimes I approach a scene in anticipation of a certain combination of light and atmosphere,"" he says. ""But nature usually has an idea unlike the one in my head. It creates different and more beautiful expressions and leads me to break through what I want to see and open to simply what is. It''s those experiences I share.""
A life-long naturalist, Kelley has studied with Donna Lee Rollins, a fine art photographer in Portland, Maine. His work has appeared in numerous publications and has been exhibited in galleries in Maine and Idaho.
Preferred Audiences: Adult
John G. Kelley150 Winn Road
Falmouth ME 04105