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A skilled painter and artist, who specialises in uniquely
Irish images and animal scenes, Kelly Hood has seen huge
interest in her cow paintings from collectors and galleries.
Her super-realist black and white style has won her fans
worldwide, with original paintings by the Dingle artist owned
by The Cranberries, Tommy Tiernan, Richard Bruton, Perth
Racecourse in Scotland, and by Terry Wogan.
'I eat them, I wear them, and I paint them... I owe them
something, don't I?" says Kelly Hood, who has become known
as the 'Cow Painter', thanks to the pop-art look she brings
to the local Kerry cows, in her uniquely realistic monochrome
'I'm regularly asked, 'why cows?' and it's probably because
the cow is a universally loved animal. The cow represents
different things to different people all around the world.
She's sacred, she's historical, she connects us to our past;
but the common feeling is one of affection. She simply makes
everyone smile' Kelly Hood says.