Marc Kelly is an artist who specialises in sculptural work on a public and private capacity.
Completing his Fine Art studies in 2006 he embarked on journey of self discovery and learning through employment with quarries and within the creative industry in Ireland.
The period was extremely rewarding and this hands on approach was to thrust him into a full time career as a practicing sculptor. Today working with a variety of mediums including stone, wood, bog wood, bronze, stainless steel and polystyrene he fuses flawless technical skills with complex design revealing exciting timeless works.
Kelly was not long into his career before his work came to the attention of local councils, art agents, galleries and corporate clients in Ireland, the UK and America.
Most recently in conjunction with Carrie Neely Contemporary Art in Belfast he very successfully brought a 1940's Jameson Whiskey design to life from basic images and information. The 9ft Barrel Man sculpture now stands at one of Belfast's most successful bars and restaurant "The Dirty Onion" located within the bustling Cathedral Quarter. The work has featured on TV, in news articles and stands today a unique focal feature for Jameson, The Dirty Onion and Belfast.
Further to this interviews on RTE Television, BRTV, Northern Sound Radio, BBC Radio Ulster and in the print media have propelled this young artists career to another dimension.
Away though from his busy commission commitments Kelly is currently building a new body of work for exhibition in 2015. His work has previously being exhibited and selected for such galleries as "The MAC - Belfast (2014), Titanic Centre - Belfast (2012), The Waterfront - Belfast (2011), Leitrim Sculpture Centre - Manorhamilton (2011), The Markethouse - Monaghan (2012, 13, 14) and The Trian - Armagh (2012, 13)
Kelly's early education within the stone industry in Ireland has grown to today being respected as one of the foremost memorial sculptors in Ireland. He has designed - sculpted and installed unique works all over the island with a constant demand for this work.
Other sectors where his work has developed in recent years is the design and sculpting of bespoke fireplaces. Using only the finest monumental grade stone he sculpts the majority of these in a York Sandstone which are fitting to any home setting.