Michael J. Kelley, MD, FACR
"Fall in the Napa Valley" Pastel
After the last grapes are fully grown, fall is the time for color and beauty in the Valley. In November, when I took a photo for this painting, the Valley was covered in red and yellow foliage.
“Winter Scene at the Old Barn" Pastel
The little Christmas tree brings some cheer to the wintery scene.
“Dugga Boy" Acrylic on Canvas
An old Cape buﬀalo, past his prime and ostracized from the herd. The writer and African big-game hunter Robert Ruark once said, "He looked at me as if I owed him money."1 But I believe he’s thinking, "How the heck can they forget the contributions I once made to our clan?"
- Sparano, Vin T., The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told. Skyhorse 2015:9. E-book accessed May, 22, 2023, available at: https://www.scribd.com/book/396705215/The-Greatest-Hunting-Stories-Ever-Told-Classic-Tales-of-Hunting-Grizzly-Moose-Cape-Buffalo-and-Much-More