William Kelley's work has been recognized, admired and collected on an international scale. The noted art historian, Sister Wendy Beckett, has said, "Kelley is spiritual son to Cezanne with as profound a vision as one could want. His work is beautiful, extraordinary and magnificent." For the past several years, William Kelley has been painting the dazzling Mediterranean light and hypnotic colors of Tuscany. William Kelley's method is to go out into the countryside and work up small canvases on sight, then return to the studio for further refinement. The large canvases challenge and inspire because of the conceptual risks William Kelley sets himself. The complex, mesmerizing patterning and infinitude of subtle and transcendent color which characterize William Kelley's finest paintings—that shout for pure joy—are the result of hard, concentrated work.