Description: Contemporary Western Art, "Crossing the Rails", by Kelly Donovan # C 1585. Kelly likes to depict the relationship between the cattlemen and the railroads.
Dimensions: the Oil Painting is 20" x 10".
Award winning artist, Kelly D. Donovan has had an interest in art from an early age. Growing up in western Colorado gave Donovan a strong foundation for the work he enjoys. From the time he could pick up a pencil as a young boy, Donovan has immersed himself in cowboy art. He began showing his work in galleries at age 15. He has also been an accomplished and well-known mural and sign artist for over 30 years.
Donovan says, "My fascination with the old west has kindled my desire to keep that brief moment in history alive through my artwork”. His extensive research into the old west ensures the authenticity that he strives for in his work.
He was featured in Southwestern Art Magazine as an “Emerging Artist” an "Artist to Watch", and most recently as a “Western Icon” He was also featured in Western Horseman Magazine. His work has appeared in American Cowboy Magazine and Cowboy and Indian Magazine as well.
Donovan was showcased by Coca-Cola as an exclusive artist to participate in fundraising events to benefit cancer research for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and for the Ingram Vanderbilt Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Some of the art Shows he has participated in include the CM Russell Art Show in Great Falls, Montana, the Phippen Western Art Show in Prescott, Arizona, the San Dimas Art Show in San Dimas, California, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Heber City, UT, and the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV
Donovan's work can be found in private and corporate collections nationwide and overseas. His collectors include country music personalities such as Gary Chapman, Paul Overstreet, Gary Morris, Mel Tillis, Trace Adkins, Robert Earl Keen and Charlie Daniels.
His artwork also appeared in the current ABC TV series, Boom, the 2014 movie Jackie & Ryan, and the award-winning movie Sideways .
He participates in exhibitions and events all across the Western US. Donovan resides in Corinne, Utah where he keeps a full-time studio.