Donovan says, “My fascination with the old west has kindled my desire to keep that brief moment in history alive through my artwork”. His extensive research into the old west ensures the authenticity that he strives for in his work.
He was featured in Southwestern Art Magazine as an “Emerging Artist” an “Artist to Watch”, and most recently as a “Western Icon” He was also featured in Western Horseman Magazine. His work has appeared in American Cowboy Magazine and Cowboy and Indian Magazine as well.
Donovan was showcased by Coca-Cola as an exclusive artist to participate in fundraising events to benefit cancer research for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and for the Ingram Vanderbilt Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Donovan’s work can be found in private and corporate collections nationwide and overseas. His collectors include country music personalities such as Gary Chapman, Paul Overstreet, Gary Morris, Mel Tillis, Robert Earl Keen and Charlie Daniels. His artwork also appeared in the award-winning movie Sideways.
He participates in exhibitions and events all across the country. Donovan is represented by Authentique Gallery in St. George, Ut, Buffalo Trails Gallery in Jackson, Wy, and by Mountain Trails Gallery in Cody, Wyoming. He resides in Corinne, Utah, with his wife, LaNan, and five children, Kim, Karlie, Shane, Kade, & Wyatt.
in the mountains of Colorado, Kelly took an interest in Western art at an early age. He loves the old West, spending the time needed in research to ensure authenticity in his work.