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nickkelly

artist/writer

 
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About Me

Painting and writing have always been at the centre of my life. Having worked in broadcasting for more than forty years I am now a full-time artist and writer.

 

The House of Fortune

I lived and worked in Qatar for twenty three years. My historical novel follows a fictional Qatari family as they face hardships of pearl-diving in the 1920s through colonial times, the discovery of oil and independence in the 1970s. I have almost finished the sequel - Single Man, Dancing Alone - which continues the story until the present day.

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Open Spaces, Secret Places

A collection of works painted in the last five years as part of an exhibition with Liz Shedden at The Horsebridge, Whitstable on 21st July 2021 for two weeks

https://thehorsebridge.org.uk/whats_on/galleries/open-spaces-secret-places

 
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Kitesurfers, Whitstable

75 x 45cm
£475
SOLD

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Empty House, Al Mafjar

100x120cm

POA

Al Mafjar is an abandoned village on the north east coast of the Qatar peninsula. My novel 'The House of Fortune' begins in the village, when pearl-diving families lived there in the 1920s.

I chose to paint this particular house as I like the forms of the building and spaces against the backdrop of the sand and sea. It is a reminder of a simpler life now gone for good.

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Sunday Morning, Dungeness

120 x 100 cm
£895

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Shallow Water, Whitstable

120 x 100cm
£895

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Coming Home

70 x 50cm
£350

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Paddlers, Tankerton

70 x 50cm
£425

 
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Single Man,
Dancing Alone

I painted this for the book cover of Single Man, Dancing Alone which will be out later in 2021. It follows on from my previous book'The House of Fortune.' Although it is a novel it is semi-autobiographical based on the time I worked in the Middle East, notably Qatar from 1975 to 2000. The novel extends from that period until the present day.

POA

 
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Single Man,
Dancing Alone (detail)

 

Moroccan Slippers, Marrakesh

50 x 40cm
£350

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Walking to Hampton

70 x 50cm
£495

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Telegraph Poles and Wires, Dungeness

60 x 90cm
£525
SOLD

 
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Stop Me and Buy One!

60 x 90cm
£450

 
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A Walk Along the Beach

30 x 25cm
£225

 
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Beach Walk and Talk

30 x 25cm
£225

 
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Sunday Morning, Tankerton

60 x 90cm
£495
SOLD

 
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Yellow Line

90 x 60cm
£495

 
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Sunday on the Sands

45 x 45cm
£450

 
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Walkers on The Street Stones, Whitstable

30 x 25cm
£225

 
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Morning Walk

30 x 25cm
£225

 
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Margate, Winter

60 x 90cm
£495

 
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The Old Neptune, Whitstable

100 x 100cm
£745

 
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Seasalter Huts and Sheppey

100 x 100cm
£745

 
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The Hampton Inn

100 x 100cm
£650

 
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Margate Main Sands

50 x 100cm
£575

 
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Seasalter

25 x 35cm
£220

 
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Graveney Marshes

20 x 50cm
£175

 
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The Sportsman, Seasalter

20 x 50cm
£175

 
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Dungeness, Approaching the Little Railway

60 x 70cm
£375

 
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The Neptune, Winter, Whitstable

60 x 90cm
£550

 
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'Nothing with Nothing'

100 x 100cm
£895
SOLD

 
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The House of Fortune

60 x 90cm 

POA

The cover for The House of Fortune - historical novel based in Qatar in the early part of the 20th century

https://www.amazon.co.uk/House-Fortune-Nick-Kelly/dp/1095560298/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 
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Follow the Camino

50 x 40cm
£350

 
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Whitstable Harbour

30 x 40cm
£300

 
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In the Land of Grey and Pink

90 x 60cm
£525

 
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Walking to The Zetland Arms, Kingsdown

60 x 90cm
£495

 
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Meeting Tom on the Way to Hampton

75 x 100cm
£545

 
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"Puis-Je?"

50 x 40cm
£350

 

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