In Little

Portraits by Kelly Carmody

Portraits in Little

Historically, beautifully painted portrait miniatures have been a fashionable and popular way to cherish the memory of a loved one. Portraits were commissioned to commemorate births, engagements, marriages, and even deaths. The intimate paintings, often referred to as “portraits in little”, were precious to the family members who held them and have become heirlooms passed down for generations.

With In Little, Kelly Carmody has rekindled this beloved tradition. Her small (5x7 inch) portraits are highly personal and reflect each subject’s individual style and character. Kelly focuses her attention on the harmony of light, color, and shape to create a balanced and striking composition with every portrait.