Kelly McNeil graduated from Ontario College of Art in Editorial Illustration 1983, and Graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design University with a Bachelor of Design in 2012.
She is a Wildlife Artist for 17 years, and shows her work internationally, as far away as Tasmania, and has Galleries in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and Geneva, Illinois, as well as in Orangeville, Ontario. She exhibits in large Wildlife Shows in Charleston South Carolina, (SEWE), and Buckhorn, Ontario. McNeil can be found painting and teaching in her “Eastern Wildlife Studio”, in Brampton ON.
To McNeil, a painting has to capture the drama and life of the subject. She has learned so much about the natural world since studying wildlife. She has discovered an abundance of wildlife she hadn’t ever noticed in her own backyard in Brampton: Deer, Blue Herons, Night Herons, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Red Tailed Hawks, and Owls are just some of them.
On her parent’s Cape Breton property she has discovered Bald Eagles, Herons, Deer, Hawks and Owl’s, along with King Fishers, Loons, Seals, Osprey, Bob Cats, Coyotes, and Whales.