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Julia O'Malley-Keyes

Address: 143 Maravista Avenue, ,

About the Artist

Julia O’Malley-Keyes resides in Falmouth, Massachusetts, where she lives and paints. She will be opening a new studio/gallery on June 2, 2015 with a wide array of original oil paintings.

Her affinity for the ocean is reflected in her luminous coastal landscapes, seascapes, and paintings of classic yachts including “the five big J’s,” Endeavor, Shamrock V, Velsheda, Cambria and Ranger. In the historically dominated field of Marine Art, she is recognized as the premiere female marine artist in the United States.

Not surprisingly, her work is often found in many of the most respected galleries in the United States. In addition to her soon to open new studio/gallery, she exhibits at Sheldon Fine Art in Newport RI and Naples Fl.

“I’m a coastal person,” she says. “When I travel inland, I start to feel claustrophobic. If I can’t smell salt air, I think something’s wrong.” O’Malley-Keyes, 66, is the daughter of artistic parents. Her father was a published author and her mother was a master weaver.

Her work is collected by private devotees and corporations. She has also painted commissioned paintings of landscapes, private yachts and portraits for a wide variety of luminaries, including ABC television’s Charles Gibson and Don Graham, past publisher of the Washington Post. Most notable among her portraits, at least for music fans, is the portrait of pianist Harry Connick, Jr. Ms. O’Malley-Keyes has been voted as one of the 400 most influential people on Cape Cod by and independent survey conducted by Cape Cod Life Publications