Bryan Beresford Kelly was born and grew up in Ireland. In the early sixties he studied
Garment Technology and Textile Design at Leeds University, in Yorkshire. Most of Bryan’s working life was spent in the Clothing Manufacturing and Textile industries in England.
In the early seventies he taught himself ceramics and opened his first studio, in Lancashire in 1 974.
He exhibited his Ceramic work in Newham, East London, and at Ely Cathedral, Cambridge. He
also opened Studios in Essex and in Vest Cork, Ireland.
Although it was late in life when he discovered that he could paint, Bryan opened a studio in Wex ford,
Ireland in 2007 and worked there as a fulltime professional artist.
He was awarded his first Solo Exhibition in the highly rated ‘Pig yard Gallery’, Wextbord in March 2008..
Joint exhibition at The Galierie Nautique. Cork City in July 2008.
Solo exhibition in “The Cockleshell Gallery”, Duncannon, Co Wexford, in October 2008.
October 20 10. Bryan was the “Featured Artist” at the Carysfort Gallery’s “Treasure Trove”, exhibition
held in Wexford for the two week duration of the “International Opera Festival”
Another successful exhibition was held in ‘The Allied Arts Club’ Dublin in October 201 1.
In September 2008, Bryan accepted the invitation of a ‘Residency ‘at the prestigious world renowned
“Cill Rialaig Project” Artists Village, Co Kerry, Ireland. The ‘Project had received 250.000 applications.
Bryan located to Lamington Spa in June 2011.
Solo exhibition in ‘Gallery I 50’ Lamington Spa. September 201 1.
Solo exhibition in ‘The Arts Trail Gallery’, Lamington Spa. September 2014.
Like so many artists loosely described as “Naïve” or “Outsider”, Bryan is self taught. He describes his unique paintings as ‘Naive” with a hint of ‘Surrealism”, probably appealing more to the heart
than the head. He hopes they impart a ‘feel-good” factor to the viewer.
Bryan lists among his favorite artists- Van Gogh, Gauging and early “Naive” artists such as Grandma Moses, Pippin and Hicks. Bryan now works from his studio in Lamington Spa Warks.