|Release Me by Kelly Denato|
|Over the Lake by Kelly Denato|
Denato's art is amazing in multiple ways. Immediately, one can see that it is dream-like, ethereal, and soft. Her subjects are composed of curved lines, noodle-arms, and flowing sheets of hair. There's rarely a harsh, jagged shape to be found among these pillow-y landscapes of curved backs, calves, and knees. The gentle feminine nature of the work is not just in the form, either, but also the lush colorscapes that Denato layers with her acrylics on wood. Smears of pink, red, grey, and blue amid shifting fields of light and shadow give her work a delicacy, a fragility that plays into the second point of brilliance in her art.
|Sweet Nothings by Kelly Denato|
|Winter Coat by Kelly Denato|
|I'll Eat You Up by Kelly Denato|
|Gold Leaf by Kelly Denato|
On a final note: some of Denato's work is just excellently surreal. The kind of vivid strangeness that makes me pleased with the history of art. It makes Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase go down easier knowing it left a legacy where Denato can make something as lovely as Wolf Life Me.
Hopefully, I've given you a taste for Denato's incredible paintings. Please do check out her sites linked near the top of the article. Sweet Dreams!
|Wolf Like Me by Kelly Denato|
|She's So Phi Above Me by Kelly Denato|