About the Artist

Thomas Kelly


Born 1963 – Trenton, NJ
“I encourage viewers to participate in the narrative by placing themselves inside my scenes and characters. When asked by viewers if their interpretation is the true one, I say, ‘The paintings must stand on their own.’  I don’t tell them that their stories often rival my own.”



Selected Public Collections

Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ
Marriott Hotel Lafayette Yard, Trenton, NJ


1997 Associate Degree in Fine Arts, Mercer County College, West Windsor, NJ
1988 Tool & Die Apprenticeship, KNF Neuberger, Inc., Princeton, NJ

Selected Lectures

2013  Chapin School, Lawrenceville, NJ
2012  Princeton Rotary, Nassau Club, Princeton NJ
2012  The Artful Deposit Gallery, Bordentown NJ
2012  Morgan School, Mercerville NJ
2012  Trenton Museum Society, Trenton NJ
2010  Trenton Artists Workshop Association, Trenton NJ
2010  Penn State University, Malvern PA
2009  Artists of Bristol, PA
2008  The Artful Deposit Gallery, Bordentown NJ
2008  Allentown Art Guild, Allentown NJ
2002  Trenton City Museum, Trenton NJ
2000  Mercer County College, West Windsor NJ

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