Kelly Pedersen Art

Gallery - Portraits

Evening Prayer

Unconditional Love

Landon and Brynlee
This is a portrait of a 4 year old girl named Brynlee and her 9 month old brother, Landon.  It is wonderful to capture their joy as they sat and played in a local sunflower field.  It was a special time in the fall, when the sunflowers were in full bloom.      

Special Bond
I created this piece portraying the special bond between a little baby girl and her dog. She is very shy and sensitive around strangers, but if there is a new pet to meet, her face lights up and she loves them immediately. Based on my personal experience there is a special connection that children and pets can have with each other. Pets can give you a joy and peace rarely found in other places. French writer, Anatole France, once said that, “.. until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Many of my paintings include both children and pets and the innocence and unconditional love they share together. This is evidenced with “pet therapy” becoming an important part of helping children heal from abusive and difficult circumstances. Pets can help reduce stress and depression and promote physical and mental balance. This painting depicts this extraordinary bond.

Baby Bree
This is a painting of my granddaughter, Bree.  She recently turned a year old and loves our puppy, Skippy.  She is our very sensitive and serious granddaughter and I tried to capture that in this painting.  She gives us so much joy in our life and I was blessed to have the opportunity to paint her!  

Brynlee and Skippy
This is a picture of my granddaughter, Brynlee, with our new Toy Sheltie puppy, Skippy. They both love spending time together, and have been an inspiration to paint. It gives me joy to paint pets and children that are dear to people's hearts.

Caught In The Act
This is my granddaughter, Brynlee, and my two dogs, Hattie and Penny. They all love chocolate, and were hoping they would not get "caught in the act!"

Brynlee and Boh
Brynlee is 2 years old in this picture and she and her new puppy, Natty Boh, are good friends. They have a special way of talking to each other.