Naturalist Surreal Portrait

Naturalist Surreal Portrait

Naturalist is part of a series of surreal portraits I originally began creating as part of a digital artistry course. As a zoologist who evoled toward art in mid-life, this is the portrait I think of most as being me. It is not a self portrait, but nature is always on my mind and part of my life.

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Snowflake

Snowflake

Winter has arrived! Snowflake is an anti-trump administration, political protest artwork by artist Nola Lee Kelsey. This very detailed design includes images of the US Constitution, Statue of Liberty, Lady Justice, a pink pussy hat, American flag, bald eagle, naked statue of Donald Trump along with...

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Colorist Surreal Portrait

Colorist Surreal Portrait

Colorist is a surreal digital artwork created as part of my series of abstract portraits.

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Nature is God

Nature is God

Surreal Editorial Portrait Art! The smaller text reads: Nature is God! She is our creator. Science is her gospel. Evolution is her ark. This is the 9th in my surreal portrait series.

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Deprived - Surreal Editorial Portrait

Deprived - Surreal Editorial Portrait

Deprived is a surreal editorial commentary against the practice of depriving millions of girls and women around the world an education, for no other reason than they are female. A closer look in the upper right reveals element of what is lost to women who do not receive any education, such as symbol...

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Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna is a fun, surrealistic artwork that is part of my unintentional, yet growing, surreal portrait series. As with much of my work the influence of nature, especially wildlife, just sneaks in when I am working, even if it was not part of my original vision. Even more fun for me with this...

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Songwriter Sureal Musical Portrait

Songwriter Sureal Musical Portrait

Songwriter is a digital artwork filled with many musical symbols perfect for music lovers. It is also part of my surreal portrait series.

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Birder Surreal Portrait

Birder Surreal Portrait

Birder is the 6th in my series of surreal digital portraits. All animals fascinate me, but this particular portrait comes with a special story. Over the week that I worked on this art, I spent little time outdoors. When I finished I walked out to my mountain bike, only to see that a bird had built a...

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Honey Surreal Portrait

Honey Surreal Portrait

As goes the bees, so goes the human race. We cannot survive without pollination insects that give us our food to eat, and our oxygen providing plants. Nonetheless mankind keep trying to 'improve' upon Mother Nature's millions of years of fine tuning evolution by creating slews of chemicals, genetica...

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Ocean

Ocean

'Ocean' is an editorial statement against the polluting of our seas and ongoing drilling for oil, despite the fact that in the end we will still need to harness renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Why not just do it now? We need healthy seas to exist - not oil spills. No amount of...

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Denial's Child

Denial's Child

This concept art by Nola Lee Kelsey was created in protest of multiple facets of the Trump administration and the current United State’s Congresses lack of action to stop this growing threat to America. Racism, sexism, assaults on the Constitution, election manipulation/Russian collusion, bullying t...

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Weary - Father Time Editorial Art

Weary - Father Time Editorial Art

What must Father Time think of us? For billions of years he witnessed Mother Nature shaping and reshaping our lands, oceans, species, etc., fine tuning them to work in harmony with one another. Then came mankind. We waste, destroy and foolishly tell ourselves we can improve upon nature with technolo...

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Asperger's

Asperger's

The meaning behind some imagery is best left to each viewers imagination. According to The National Autistic Society, Asperger Syndrome is form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Autism i...

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Zebra 4.0

Zebra 4.0

African wildlife Art with a modern edge. Can mankind improve on the zebra? We seem to think we can do everything else better than nature, as we wait for our technology to save us from ourselves, instead of respecting the fact that Mother Nature has billions of year put into her designs. Zebra 4.0 (f...

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Dada Dodos

Dada Dodos

Ask any dodo extinction sucks, one of the phrases layered among the dodo bird facts in this fun, yet thought provoking, dadaism style artwork by conservation artist Nola Lee Kelsey of Designing Nola. The Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is extinct. These large flightless birds once inhabited the small i...

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Clean Ocean Sea Turtle Editorial Art

Clean Ocean Sea Turtle Editorial Art

Sea Turtles belong in the oceans, mankind's trash does not. This artwork is an editorial statement against the polluting of our seas and ongoing drilling for oil, despite the fact that in the end we will still need to harness renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Why not just do it...

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Contemplating The Butterfly Effect

Contemplating The Butterfly Effect

Di butterflies control the world? "A single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever." This is what the text across the image reads. An old Chinese proverb states that a butterfly's gently flapping wings in China has the power to dramatically affect weather on t...

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Stop Rhino Poachers Wildlife Conservation Art

Stop Rhino Poachers Wildlife Conservation Art

Wildlife poachers need to be stopped now! In South Africa alone rhinoceros poaching increased 9,000% in a seven year period, mostly to supply rhino horn to the Chinese medicine market in Vietnam and China, or to a much lesser degree to make ornamental handles for daggers. There are only three Northe...

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Himalayan Rhino

Himalayan Rhino

Wildlife with a surreal twist! If you are going to dream, dream big! Himalayan Rhino is a composite dreamscape made of photographs I took around Asia, from a helicopter ride into the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal to a life-sized rhinoceros made from scrap metal parts standing on the road side near Ch...

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Replenishing Earth

Replenishing Earth

Editorial art with an Earth-friendly message. Wouldn't it be wonderful if Earth's problems were being magically solved by whimsical beings? Unfortunately, it is up to each of us to protect our planet. From pollinating insects to entire ecosystems we must do better. There is no other option.

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Of Elephants and Men

Of Elephants and Men

Wildlife is art! The quote in this abstract art says: “But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we c...

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Abstract Fish with Overbite

Abstract Fish with Overbite

This fun abstract fish artwork was created when I came across the underlying sketch of a fish in a collection of old book art. At the time I was feeling the need to play with cubist techniques in digital art, but my grunge art history kept creeping in.

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Peacock with Leftovers

Peacock with Leftovers

Peacock with Leftovers is a digital impressionistic dream scene that quite simply pored out of me one day after a long, artistic dry spell that left many a lesser peacock on the artistic version of the cutting room floor. Combining my photography, grunge art techniques and pretty much everything but...

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Crested Gibbon #1

Crested Gibbon #1

Gibbons are apes and almost all gibbon species are endangered. Currently two of the worst threats to this wonderful primate group are bush meat and the pet trade, especially in Vietnam. It is estimated that for every gibbon baby captured, 10 wild gibbons - 10 mothers and 9 babies - were killed in an...

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Maggie's World

Maggie's World

Editorial surrealism. Is man pulling nature apart, turning her beauty and our planter into a gray barren wasteland? Yes. The facts are in. Yet we all look away. Mother nature will win in the end, but not until we have destroyed her/our world and countless species for millions of years to come. That...

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About the Ostrich

About the Ostrich

About the Ostrich is a fun typographical collage filled with random imagery, taxonomy, quotes, facts and a whole lot of respect for the natural world. The flightless ostrich is the largest living species of bird and also lays the largest eggs. Their current habitat is now limited to the Africa savan...

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Those Virgin Lilies

Those Virgin Lilies

"Those virgin lilies, all the night Bathing their beauties in the lake, That they may rise more fresh and bright, When their beloved sun's awake."

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