Author: Kelli Folsom

Scottsdale Artists School Workshop 2021

Scottsdale Artists School Workshop 2021

Update January 26, 2021: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Scottsdale Artists' School has rescheduled the November 2021 workshop. The workshop has been rescheduled for December 2021. Please visit their website for more information: https://scottsdaleartschool.org/coronavirus-covid-19/ . Dates & Pricing 12/7/2021 - 12/11/2021 Location Scottsdale Artists’ School 3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 United States Contact Info Kelli Folsom [email protected] Additional Info Painting still life has long been a way to learn the fundamentals of painting as it is perhaps the most convenient way to study values, color relationships, form and drawing. This is the first step, but what comes...Read More
Oil Painters of America 2019 Western Regional Exhibition

Oil Painters of America 2019 Western Regional Exhibition

Dates & Times 11/11/2019 - 11/30/2019Reception: 11/1/2019 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 PM Location Sorrel Sky Gallery125 W Palace AvenueSanta Fe, NM 87501 Additional Info I am proud to announce the Provencal Sunflowers is included in Oil Painters of America 2019 Western Regional Exhibition! The event will take place in Santa Fe, NM. Oil Painters of America (OPA) is an organization that is "dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art." With that, I'm proud and honored to be chosen by them! I hope that my work truly promote and represent the representational arts.
Winners of VITAL Art Sessions Still Life Competition!

Winners of VITAL Art Sessions Still Life Competition!

As you may know I have created a new online course program called VITAL art sessions. Last year was my first year doing this and I have to tell you that my heart is so full working with so many wonderful artists! I love being able to pass on what I have learned as an artist to more and more people. One of the the keys to my artistic development was the importance of competitions. I do not consider myself that competitive and frankly competitions are always a risk for rejection.....and well that's never a fun experience.  However, competitions always...Read More
What They Don’t Teach You in Art School

What They Don’t Teach You in Art School

Lately, I have been reflecting a lot of my art school days and what they didn’t teach you there. It was so great to have 4 years of uninterrupted focus on the fundamentals, technique, and attempting to master the skill set of art making. It was so great to be in this little bubble where the world revolved around art. Every day I struggled to improve and my entire focus was achieving that technical and aesthetic improvement. My entire focus was on excelling at my craft. Sometimes a secondary focus would be on trying to figure out what great art...Read More
Starving Artist – What Are Your Beliefs?

Starving Artist – What Are Your Beliefs?

So last year I read this book on the myth of the starving artist, by Jeff Goins, along with a whole other slew of books about how to sell art online, how to sell to interior designers, etc, etc, etc. So obviously I was a little obsessed with this topic. Last year, I also signed up for a motivational course called the 100 day challenge and my goal was how could I sell some artwork? This was my frustration, my conundrum, my quest for answers last year. I thought I had done everything right. I went to art school, got...Read More
What People Are Saying About VITAL Art Sessions

What People Are Saying About VITAL Art Sessions

Wow! With the deadline looming tomorrow for joining my new online video lesson program we have over 80 members who have decided to join! This is going to be a great kick off to the New Year with so many artists helping each other out and new fresh lesson content every week. I wanted to remind you that there are only 1 day left to enroll and get the $20 monthly introductory offer for my new VITAL ART SESSIONS, so if you know that it's right for you please CLICK HERE to enroll. Enrollment for January- March is open until...Read More