Rodney McKelroy

Rodney McKelroy

Rodney is a Mississippi native now living in Collierville. He is graduate of Delta State University where he earned a BFA in Commercial Design. For the past 30 years he has worked as an Art Director and Graphic Designer in the Memphis area. In his spare time, Rodney’s favorite creative outlet is painting and his favorite medium is oil. He paints mostly from photographs, his favorite subjects are animals, people, and whatever inspires him. Rodney is a member of the Portrait Society of America.

The primary intent of my work is to capture my subject on canvas in a representational way, not striving for an exact likeness but more of an interpretation. Whether it be animals, people, or landscapes, I enjoy the challenge and process of bringing life to a once blank canvas.

An important part of my creative process is finding the right subject. One that speaks to me and hopefully will to others. I find my subjects down rural country roads, grazing in fields along the highway, at zoos, or in totally unexpected places. As I am taking photographs, I begin to visualize my painting and how I want it to appear on canvas. Trying to achieve the right values, contrast, and color to bring my subject to life is both challenging and rewarding. It is a constant learning process.

Through my paintings, I try to convey my love and appreciation for some of God’s truly amazing creatures. And, when someone looks at my work, I hope that they too experience those same feelings.

Artwork Currently in the Gallery
Rodney McKelroy - Purple Graze

Purple Graze


Oil on Canvas
30 x 24 Gallery Wrapped

Rodney McKelroy - Side by Side

Side By Side


Oil on Canvas
16 x 12
20 x 16 Framed

Rodney McKelroy - Wired

Wired


Oil on Canvas
24 x 20
28 x 24 Framed

Rodney McKelroy - Twisted

Twisted


Oil on Canvas
11 x 14
17 x 20 Framed

Rodney McKelroy - My Brown Eyed Bull

My Brown Eyed Bull


Oil on Canvas
20 x 10
23 x 13 Framed

Rodney McKelroy - Waiting in Havana

Waiting In Havana


Oil on Canvas
36 x 24
43 x 31 Framed

Rodney McKelroy - Red, White and Beautiful

Red, White & Beautiful


Oil on Canvas
16 x 12
20 x 16 Framed

Rodney McKelroy - Pelican Rest

Pelican Rest


Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 Framed

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