Artist Spotlight: Kelly Fitzgerald

© Kelly Fitzgerald. Bank and Saloon. Gelatin Silver Print.

Kelly Fitzgerald is one of six talented artists featured in the current exhibit. Her black and white infrared landscapes of Bodie, California will be on display through September 25, 2010.

Kelly Fitzgerald discovered her love for art and photography at an early age. In 1985, Kelly moved to San Diego, California to pursue her passion of the arts. She enrolled in the photography/art program at San Diego City College. She also studied oil painting and charcoal drawing at the San Diego Art Plex.

Fitzgerald specializes in black and white landscapes. The tools she uses to create her limited edition works are ... manual film cameras and black-and-white film.

Her photographs have been in numerous exhibits throughout the United States and Europe. Fitzgerald's work has also won several awards including The Golden Light Award and the IPA Lucie Award. She was honored at The Hubbard Museum in Association with The Smithsonian Institution in 2003, and was the first photographer to receive the Gene Harrison Memorial Award in November of 2003.

July of 2009, she wrapped up a 5 year project called "A New Discovery" ~ Black & White Infrared Film Landscapes of the Hawaiian Islands. This past year, she was chosen to be a part of the Calumet Ansel Adams Tribute Video. Her image "Shipwreck Beach - III, Lanai" was featured in the video.

Her work can be found in many corporate and private collections across the United States.