Kelly Dodge's blog

Tuesday, 1 August, 2006
Kelly Dodge's "Twilight Constellations" has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 National Art Program for Ducks Unlimited Canada.  Selected from close to 700 entries Dodge will be one of 15 Portfolio Artists from across Canada who's work will raise funds to support Ducks Unlimited Canada Wetland Conservation programs, scientific research and public education intitiatives.  The 2007 National Art Portfolio prints of "Twilight Constellations" will be a signed and numbered edition of 2007 prints to commemorate the featured year of the image. Reflecting the...
Monday, 1 May, 2006
Kelly Dodge was featured in Volume 9 of U.K. based Wildscape Magazine....the journal of wildlife art and conservation.  Dodges article featured excerpts from her book, Friends of Mine...an artists inspiration.  Canadian artist Kelly Dodge regards her inspirations and artistic talent as gifts from God and considers it a great blessing to be surrounded by this natural world of beauty and discovery.  Little did she foresee how an encounter with a lost Carolina Wren in the winter of 1995/96 would change her life forever.  This book is about that first life changing blessing,...
Saturday, 1 April, 2006
Solo exhibition by Canadian Artist Kelly Dodge at the Lindsay Public gallery integrates "Art Appreciation" Seminars and Workshops for Elementary and Secondary school students.  The Lindsay Gallery, through the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council, has developed a program of visual arts education opportunities for secondary and elementary school students that will take place outside the classroom, but within the regular school day, and following the guidelines of the Ontario curriculum.  The purpose of this art education program is to provide and encourage access to a...
Wednesday, 1 June, 2005
June 2005 saw WNAG members, Canadian artists  and Society of Animal Artists signature members Kelly Dodge and Patricia Pepin (centre) exploring Kenya with family and friends.  Pictured here at Lake Nakuru National Park, their adventures also took them on safari to the  Samburu Game Reserve, the Aberdares National Park and the Masai Mara  Game Reserve.  Thanks go to fellow artist and travelling companion Larry Seymour from South Carolina for organizing the trip and for extending the invitation while exhibiting at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition last year.  ...
 One spring I had the pleasure of meeting two particular year-round residents of Algonquin Park.  While out for a drive along hi-way 60 I noticed what appeared to be a flash of white.  Pulling over I observed two Gray Jays high in a spruce.  Grabbing a handful of peanuts I hopped out of the car and much to my delight two inquisitive birds approached without hesitation.  From the first moment they bounced across my hand I was mesmerized.  While the enchanting pair took turns coming for treats I had ample time to appreciate their exquisite beauty....
GALAPAGOS - Forty Days and Forty Nights - An Artist’s SojournSeemingly oblivious to my presence, a rather large sea lion lifted her head momentarily to eye me before returning to her midday slumbers.  She scratched occasionally while her pup trundled curiously behind a colourful marine iguana whose swishing tail proved too tempting to resist.  The large female was soon disturbed by mockingbirds that seemed most interested in picking flies from her nose.  As I sketched her, a pair of mockingbirds decided I too was worthy of investigation.  They circled me for several...