Gallery owners and artists across the region offer guidance and expertise for homeowners looking to buy art for their home
From an editorial in Cape Cod Life Magazine!
I thought that you might like to see what just a few of our visitors are saying about us on Tripadvisor.com!
Cava De’ Tirreni, Italy
Reviewed today via mobile
It was a pleasure to work with Julia on the creation of this unique piece of art that she created for our home. Photos do not do justice to the exquisite details that she so masterfully added. Every time I look at the painting I find something new! As the light changes throughout the day, the shadows of the painting take on a beautiful glow. It was a pleasure to see all of Julia’s work in her studio and to learn a bit about this very talented artist! When on the Cape, take the time to visit the studio, you will not be disappointed!
Date of experience: November 2019
We have one of the Viking II over our fireplace. Stunning. Captures the force of the ocean and the beauty of the vessel.
Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed today via mobile
This art gallery reminds me of some of the hideaway ones you discover down little streets in France and Italy. Intimate space yet expansive with such stunning and lifelike art you don’t know where to look first. Ms. O’Malley -Keyes excels at marine art but her landscapes and portraiture are equally as special. She captures the Cape’s light and essence like no other living artist. The artist herself is such a treasure and so warm … a truly beautiful soul which is reflected in her work. A singular gallery on the Cape… wish I lived closer. I’m now the proud and profoundly blessed owner of “Martha’s Haven!” – one of her beautiful boat and shore landscapes.
Date of experience: March 2020
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
While on the Cape go to the O’Malley-Keyes Fine Art Gallery in Teaticket and view some of the finest photo-realistic works of art available created by artist Julia O’Malley-Keyes.
Date of experience: March 2020
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
The first time I saw Julia’s jaw dropping work all I could think is that someday I will have an appropriately wonderful home and then I will own one of these magical pieces of art.
Date of experience: October 2020
When my wife and I were on vacation last spring, I was told of a local artist who did good work and that I should stop in and check out her work. When we got to the gallery, I was absolutely floored by the top shelf quality art I was looking at. Julia couldn’t have been a nicer more personable host and I walked away enriched for the experience. If you are in the neighborhood, do yourself a favor and stop by – you’ll be a new person!
Date of experience: June 2020
O'Malley Keyes creates outstanding paintings, many of Falmouth or local Cape Cod. The studio is small and pretty and filled with art. The artist was not there when I visited. The studio has limited hours so check before you go. The paintings are VERY expensive but you can purchase prints (also quite expensive). I was there just to browse but would recommend this artist to collectors who want some seriously fine art depicting the area.
When I happened on to Julia’s gallery 7 years ago, I was seeking out artists to support Figawi Charities. We have been unbelievably fortunate over the years to have the finest of Cape Cod’s artists donate their works to be auctioned off at our annual Figawi Charity Ball – an event that has raised and donated over $3 million over the last 26 years. Little did I know that I had just met the artist who would have the largest impact in our long history. When I explained what we do and how we work she just smiled and went to work. Her first donated painting had bids pouring in before the event even started. It sold at our silent auction for $25,000! But she wasn’t done! “What should we do next?” she asked. I was completely floored! Julia has donated so many large, unbelievable paintings (not to mention numerous Framed Fine Art Prints) that she is easily the single largest donor to our annual auction. She is not only one of the Cape’s most important artists, she is also unbelievably generous.
C. Standish, Cape Cod
“I am the proud owner of 3 original oil paintings and several prints by the artist. My guests invariably marvel over the beauty of her artwork, and seeing the work on my walls is a constant source of pleasure. Several of her prints also grace the corporate walls of my office building, as well as the home of the CEO of my company.”
Patricia J., Cape Cod, MA
When you make the major commitment to buy fine art it is important to select the pieces that will stand the test of time: Will you love them just as much in ten years as today? Will they still have the ability to excite you and draw you into their story? With Julia O’Malley-Keyes work, the answer is yes. Whether you select one of her peaceful shore scenes or an adrenaline rushing sailing race, the art will continually affirm your wise selection.
L.Y. Art Collector, Osterville, MA
Julia is one of the most talented artists I have ever met. I have many of her awesome paintings in my home in Windermere, Florida and my office in Orlando, FL. Her work always evokes the most positive emotions from all who see her fabulous work. Julia is an artistic superstar!
Ned Grace, Orlando Florida
My wife and I fell in love with Julia’s work after first seeing a painting that she had donated to a charity affair. We were overwhelmed with her detail and workmanship. We have since purchased 6 paintings which we have throughout our house on the Cape. Four are of racing ships at sea and 2 are idyllic scenes. My wife and I both feel the paintings are a spectacular addition to our home.
BMS , Mashpee Massachusetts
“Julia’s art is the kind that just keeps on giving. I find myself studying it regularly, discovering something new, walking away amazed at the talent of this great artist. Her original works and choice of subject composition are simply outstanding. The Giclee prints allow all of us to own a piece of the work created by this wonderful artist. Indeed, Julia’s paintings are not only very collectible due to her reputation and talent as a great artist, but are also a thing of beauty. Fine art that brings a smile every time I look at them.”
D. Austin, Alaska
“I have two of Julia’s prints in my home and gave one as a gift. They represent the best of what is Cape Cod. The one I gave as a gift is positioned directly over their sofa in their living room and serves as their daily reminder of the Cape Cod they love so much.”
JM, Cape Cod
Julia’s talent for creating magnificent art with the most minute detail is beyond belief. I don’t know of another artist who has the ability to produce such breathtaking images in such a wide spectrum of subjects. Her Seascapes, Landscapes, Sailing vessels, and Portraits are all equally awe inspiring. In short, Julia’s work is spectacular.
A.T. Cotuit, MA
“My first Julia painting took my breath away. It reached within and touched my soul. I was forever hooked, not only on the artist but on the place where my husband and I will retire. To awe with beauty and to inspire with reality is to capture one’s heart. Julia will live on in our home for the rest of our lives. Each time I pass one of her paintings it takes me to another world, a world I can dissolve into and forever become a part of. Thanks Julia for your talent and eye for beauty.”
CL Central New Jersey
I have purchased a number of Julia’s paintings, but the large sail boat making its way through the winds off Nantucket has been moved from my office to my new house, I needed to see it more. It now resides over the fireplace and is the center of attention and happiness. It is exquisite. Ms. O’Malley-Keyes has a special talent and I feel blessed that I know her and have some of her wonderful works. I will be after more as the space dictates, but the painting described above will never go back to my office, it will remain in my home wherever that home may be.
Howard N. Canton, MA
“Guests and visitors are almost immediately drawn to the art of Julia O’Malley Keyes, and the art always evokes a positive response. I recently had an offer on my house and it was partly contingent on the inclusion of the art work. Needless to say, I wouldn’t even part with one of the many beautiful pieces in my collection. As I said to Julia when the vast selection of her talent was available for me to view and select from…”How could I choose?” Julia’s art continues to make my life richer, and I am grateful!
LT Bourne, Ma.
Julia has never hesitated to donate her beautiful paintings to support finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Her works always draw the top bid at our annual auction. Thank you, Julia.
We are so fortunate to look at one of Julia’s original paintings every day. She also has a complete line of limited edition prints which make collecting her beautiful work accessible to most. We have some of these prints in our Florida home. We love the comments from our guests who are immediately attracted to our “wall of Julia”.
C. E C. Naples,Fl