Ken Elliott's Art Newsletter, January 2017
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January News:

I want to thank all of you for supporting me in what was a remarkable 2016. Currently the studio is full of works in progress, a colorful place with a number of puzzles to solve. 

There are two upcoming exhibits: The Governor's Art Show has juried me into their annual exhibit and sale, a real honor. Also, I'm exhibiting with the To Expand Artists in a Group Show February 15. The exhibit information follows below.

I'm hosting two Fine Art Workshops in March and May, both in my Denver Metro home / studio. I'll be teaching in March for 2 1/2 days and in May, Casey Klahn and I will be holding a 4-day intensive art workshop. This is the place to make amazing progress in your art!

My group show at the Saks Gallery last December. It was a great success with a collector purchasing Forest with Yellows and Reds, a 48 X 60 oil prior to the show opening. Thank you!

My sincere wishes for a joyful and successful New Year!

Upcoming Exhibits:

The Expand Artists Exhibition Group show
Artist's Reception Wed, Feb 15, 5-7pm
Arapahoe Community College Art Gallery

5900 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120  map
Through March 8

Opening Night Preview/Gala Friday, April 28
Governor's Art Show and Sale at the Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO

Tickets are $75 for the Gala and $100 for Preview/Gala

Tickets are required for the 28th / info
The exhibit is free and open to the public beginning Saturday April 29-May 28
503 N. Lincoln Avenue Loveland, CO 80537  map
view all the artists juried into this show

New Works:

Winters Morning II
Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches   $13500 framed
Exhibiting: Saks Gallery, Denver

Celebration: Greens Returning
Oil on canvas, 48 X 36      $6750 framed

Edge of the Red Forest
Oil on canvas, 36 X 36      $5100 framed

Currently Exhibiting:

Lake Palette II
oil on canvas 36 x 60   $8450  framed
Exhibiting: Saks Gallery, Denver

Saccades IV

Oil on panel 24 X 24   $2150 unframed
Steamboat Center for Visual Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO

Grateful Notices:

Forest with Yellows and Reds
Oil on canvas, 48 X 60 from Saks Gallery, Denver
Private collection

Winter's Morning
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
Private collection

View Through the Orange and Red Woods
Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches
Private collection

Workshops / Private Sessions:
Take your work to new heights. These workshops and private sessions will focus on strategies for making better paintings, going to new places in your work and making fine art.

Sat - Sun, March 11-12
Castle Rock, CO (Denver Metro)
Making it Fine Art Workshops / Advanced Strategies
2 1/2-days. Includes Photoshop tools made easy.
Saturday 9am-4pm and 5-7pm, Sunday 9-4
Limited to 6 artists, $390.
more information and registration
flyer and supply list

May 15-18, 2017
Casey Klahn and I will be holding a 4-day intensive art workshop at my home / studio in Castle Rock, CO
(Denver metro) This class is almost at the limit of 8 students, $690 each.
More information and registration here

Additional Workshops will be scheduled soon. Contact Ken to have a workshop in your area.
all workshop info

Casey Klahn and I at our Workshop in the Madden Museum, Denver, CO

Great things happen in these Fine Art Classes with information that will last for a lifetime.


Ken's work at the Denver International Airport

Should you find yourself at the Denver Airport, take the time to view my work and those of my gifted Expand artists / colleagues reproduced in the Main Terminal. You will see the images between the baggage claim areas and behind the car rental counters. This “Here to There” themed display was curated by the DIA Art and Culture Program. The airport desired more color in the main terminal spaces and happily, we were allowed to use it as our playground. Many thanks to my fellow artists and everyone that made this possible!

Our EXPAND artist group is comprised of five artists from the Denver metro area: Victoria EubanksJanice McDonaldCarol Ann WaughMary Williams and myself.


A Survey of Paintings and Prints at the PACE Center
with works in oils, pastels and monotypes. This exhibition catalog can be purchased online here.
30 color pages and text by the artist. $10 plus $4 postage

Ken Elliott American Landscapes coffee table book:

Ken Elliott book, American Landscapes
This large coffee table book reprises 25 years of my works in oil, pastel, monotype, etching and collage. Large, coffee table hardback version, 11 x 13 inches, 94 color pages with essays. Book and a signed giclee print of the cover image: $150 or just order the book for $115.

Also available as an iBook / download on Apple devices for $9.99. You can preview the complete book and how to order your electronic or hardback versions from my website.
My Blog, For the Color

Want to follow along in my studio?
Come across some interesting art bits and intriguing posts from elsewhere? Check out my artist's blog: For the Color and on the right of the blog under Followers, click Join this Site. Right now you can view vintage videos of Renoir, Degas, a Piet Mondrian video montage, comments about my works and observations about museum artworks from some recent trips.
View my newest artworks:
This monthly newsletter is the best way to stay up to date with my new works and events. You can also follow me on Facebook and go more in depth with my blog, For the Color. To view the total of my works in all media and in all my galleries, go to

Thank you,

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Image top:

Winters Morning II
Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
(cropped here)
Exhibiting: Saks Gallery, Denver
American Art Collector Magazine:
"Elliott's canvases display the strikingly vivid modern hues in which he chooses to render his contemporary landscapes." 

Southwest Art Magazine:
Although his paintings loosely reference photographs and plein-air sketches, they refuse to exist within the confines of already-prescribed images.

Rather, they stand independent of any specific place or time, the fulfilled pursuits of the artist’s visual and intellectual explorations.

Elliott wields color boldly, creating sizzling, vibrant shapes that are at once kinetic and placid, grounded in unifying illumination, and focused compositions.

He has a fascination with line structure as well, believing that “edges empower colors.” 

Private Lessons:
I have really enjoyed giving private lessons over the years. It is casual, focused and fun.

There will be a big result in your approach to making fine art and clarity on your career strategies. Give me a call and we'll discuss what works best for you.

Lodging and transportation can be provided for the Castle Rock Workshops.

What they are Saying:

"I can't thank you enough for coming to Boulder! Thank you for your clear eye, your hard work, your beautiful color and your careful feedback. I'm now a different Painter...maybe a different person?

I loved the weekend. And I can't wait until we get to soak up your love for the work, for Wolf Kahn, for COLOR -- yet again (note that I'm greedy). You are an amazing addition to our lives."

"Thank you so much for lighting up our lives and our paintings at this past weekend’s workshop! I loved hearing about your time with Wolf Kahn, your thoughts on painting, the beautiful demo, and of course the great feedback you provided us on our own paintings.

You really reignited my desire to paint freely. Thanks also for your generosity in sharing the numerous links.

I hope to spend another weekend painting with you sometime soon."

"Thank you for the workshop! It was a great two days. You are an amazing host and instructor, (two things that don’t always work together).

You pulled something from each of us and it was wonderful to be a part of it. Thanks to the moon and back,"

"Thank you Ken. It was a wonderment! I learned so much."

"I so enjoyed meeting you and being part of the workshop. You got me on fire!!!!!"

"Wow! My weekend of private lessons was fabulous! While I was there I stepped into a whole new world that my soul was calling for.

Wonderful conversations, a beautiful time with great art everywhere and artistic success!"

"It was a fabulous workshop! I know we all had a lot of fun and really enjoyed having you here. We would love to have you come back again next year!"

"Just wanted to thank you again for a very inspiring, informative, and fun workshop. I worked LARGE today!"

"Thank you for all your inspiration!"

"Thanks SO VERY MUCH, Ken, for such a fun, informative, and energetic workshop. Your enthusiasm is contagious. What a wonderful weekend!!"

"When I signed up for a painting workshop, who knew that it would be so much more. Thank you Ken. For your kindness, generosity of spirit, and sharing your knowledge and skill of painting with us.

Thank you to everyone for making our time together a magical weekend which will be cherished. Fortunately the universe provided me with what I needed, whether I knew it or not."

"Love the class, you are a great teacher!"

"I feel so enriched and on fire to paint big and glowing colors. If you ever get a chance to study with Ken Elliott, I highly recommend him. If you need help getting to his workshops just read his book Manifesting 123"
Francine "


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