Ramon Kelley Oils
The art career of Ramon Kelley began early when he drew in the margins of his school books in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After four years in the US Navy, he won a scholarship to the Colorado Institute of Art. For many years now, he and his family have lived in Denver where he has built an award-winning reputation in various media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, pastel and sculpture.
Ramon is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Allied Artists of America, Pastel Society of America, Prix de West (formerly National Academy of Western Art), Knickerbocker Artists and Oil Painters of America Representational. In 1985, the Pastel Society of America designated Ramon as a Master Pastellist, and in 1986, Ramon was elected to the Pastel Hall of Fame by the Pastel Society of America, New York City.
"People play an important role in my paintings." His sensitive character studies are included in the Seattle Frye Museum, the Santa Fe New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, the Spokane Museum of Native American Cultures and West Point Military Academy, along with manyother public and private collections.
George Amos Memorial Library, Gillette, WY
Charles & Emma Frye Museum of Fine Art, Seattle, WA
Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
El Museo de Las Americas, Denver, CO
Marietta College, Marietta, OH
New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Museum of Native American Cultures, Spokane, WA
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
West Point Military Academy, New York