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Ken Elliott's Fine Art Newsletter March 2018
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March News:

I just finished up a sold out art workshop in VA. It was a great experience with a fun and stimulating group of artists. I will happily come out and work with your group as well. Let's have a conversation and make it happen!

Two more Colorado workshops are coming up in April with Casey Klahn (one opening left) and the other with me in May. More information and registration


Big things were happening in the Virginia workshop two weeks ago!

Three completed commissions for a public space in Houston just shipped out today and another is in the works for a private collection. These commissions are a real joy and my thanks go out to those dear patrons. 

Continuing:
A group show of monotypes at the PACE Center in Parker, CO.

Hand-Pulled: Mark Lunning's Open Press
PACE Center, Parker, CO
20000 Pikes Peak Ave. Parker, CO 80138  map
Through April 30


And also exhibiting: 
A Selection of New Works: Group Exhibit

Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
Through April 14.

Here is the information for the next two Fine Art Workshops that are open to artists in all media:


Workshop in my studio / home along with Casey Klahn

Casey Klahn and I will be holding a 4-day Mentoring / Intensive Art Workshop at my Castle Rock, CO home and studio, Thurs - Sun, April 12-15. Limited to 9 artists, $750 per person. Workshop flyer and complete info. Feel free to contact me with any questions and you can register online. There is one opening left.


Making it Fine Art / Advanced Strategies
2 1/2-Day Workshop with Ken Elliott in his Castle Rock, CO home / studio. Sat - Sun, May 5-6.
Limited to 6 artists, $390 per person
Workshop Flyer   register online.

Don't miss out on these Colorado workshops!
Lodging and transportation can be provided on a first request basis. Please inquire.



Currently Exhibiting:


Cloud Hugging the Hill II
Monotype with two plates and chine colle, image size 23 1/2 x 17 7/8 inches. $1450 framed.
Exhibiting at the PACE Center.


The PACE Center in Parker, CO is honoring master printmaker and artist Mark Lunning. As a part of that celebration, some of the artists that have worked with him, myself included, are part of this group show entitled Hand-Pulled: Mark Lunning's Open Press. The show will be up through April 30.

PACE Center, Parker, CO
20000 Pikes Peak Ave. Parker, CO 80138  map



Brightly Lit Woods

oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches    $13000 unframed
Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY


Brightly Lit Woods is included in the exhibit, A Selection of New Works: Group Exhibit at the Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale NY. Through April 14.
 



Green Dream II
Oil on canvas, 48 X 48     $8950 framed
Exhibiting: Saks Galleries, Denver
More about this on Ken's blog, For the Color





Sun Behind the Foothills
Oil on canvas, 36 X 60      $8450 framed
Sorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color





Aglow in Purple
Oil on canvas, 40 X 40      $6650 framed
Exhibiting: Arden's Gallery, Houston


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. We will be going deeper into making better and more appealing artworks with a variety of strategies including Photoshop insights made easy.

Contact Ken to learn more or to schedule a workshop in your area.  all workshop info

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


Publications:
 

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
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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 www.kenelliott.com

Thank you,
Ken
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Brightly Lit Woods (cropped here)
Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches    $13000 unframed
Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
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:


"Your painting demonstrations and the information you gave us  was invaluable- no wonder your paintings are so moving. I so enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for coming to Virginia."   Sally

"Thank you so much for the wonderful, thought compelling workshop. You rekindled my love for making art. Your enthusiasm is contagious and felt throughout the room. You set up a stimulating environment that provided continuous visual images and your generosity in sharing those photos was much appreciated. I found you to be humorous, supportive and kind. I would recommend you as an instructor to anyone who would like to take their art to the next level."

"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."
M.

"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."
B.H.

"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,"
V.

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

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

"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!"
Kate

"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!"
Donna

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

"Thank you for all your inspiration!"
Deb

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

"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."
Linda

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

"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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