“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
Thinking about my own works lately, I am drawn to the word "spirit' more. It's something I shoot for - a higher bar. Having grown up in the art business and being comfortable there, I'm not inclined to make works for a market or to stress over trends.
Picasso also said something to the effect of "He had to forget everything he ever learned, to be able to paint like a child."
The landscape is the basis for my spirited interpretations, not representations, where the shapes and colors approach a child-like quality at times. It isn't always easy to take that path, but delightful surprises abound!
Please note my new Denver workshop announcement below. There are two spots remaining!
And a recently completed, 3 x 5 foot commission will be delivered next week to a collector in NY state. Thank you so very much!
Let's put more spirit into this summer!
New workshop open to artists at all skill levels and media, August 5-7, 2022
3-Day Intensive Advanced Strategies / Moving to the Next Level Workshop with Ken Elliott. Three immersive days / $590 per person.
Contact Ken to register / questions / info
2 spots left
More information on the Workshop web page
View the workshop video
Fri - Sun, August 5 - 7, 2022
Fri - Sat, 9:30 - 4 pm
Sunday evening after break, Photoshop Tools 4:30 - 6 pm
Castle Rock, CO (Denver Metro)
574 Wenlock Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80104 map
Open to artists at all skill levels and media
An indoor, fully immersive, three-day workshop
Limited to 6 artists, $590.