Bryan B Kelly





The Yellow House

The Yellow House

Big Green Door

Big Green Door

Tranquil Cottage

Tranquil Cottage


Like so many artists loosely described as 'naive' or 'outsider', I am self taught. I describe my painting as naive with more than a hint of surrealism.

My name is Bryan Beresford Kelly and I was born and educated in Ireland.

In the 1960s, I studied Garment Technology and Textiles at Leeds University and opened my first studio in Wexford, Ireland in 2007 working as a full time professional artist.

It was late in life when I discovered my love of painting and the fact that I could actually do it and took on a studio at East Lodge, Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa. I am now in the process of setting up a new studio to work from. So watch this space for news

I would describe my unique paintings as appealing more to the heart than to the head and hope they impart a 'feel-good' factor to you.

I do hope you enjoy viewing my 'Naive' paintings as much as I love painting them


​I admire, and am influenced by, the work of many artists including Van Gogh, Gauguin, Pissarro and early 'Naive' artists such as Grandma Moses, Pippin, Hicks and Irish artist Markey Robinson.

I draw on my Irish heritage and memories of my time spent enjoying the Irish countryside as a youth and adult.


Oil on Canvass.

Bright and bold colourful landscapes. Naïve and touches of Pointillism, with a hint of surrealism.