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Announcing New Art Release and Labor Day Giveaway!

Announcing New Art Release and Labor Day Giveaway!

Hello, my art friends! How are you enjoying this summer? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to. One of my favorite things about summer here in Denver, Colorado is the fact that there’s no snow! (Why I moved to Colorado when I don’t like the cold- I don’t know!) But right now everything is sunny, warm, and the flowers are blooming. I’m trying to soak up every bit of summer that I can because as soon as it starts cooling down I know winter isn’t long to come. So I’m getting outside more before this happens because I...Read More
Finding Your Artistic Voice is back after two years! This is the only offering of it this year. Get signed up TODAY. Here’s why I created this course.

Finding Your Artistic Voice is back after two years! This is the only offering of it this year. Get signed up TODAY. Here’s why I created this course.

Are you ready to find your artistic voice? You might be wondering what the heck is an artistic voice anyways, Kelli? Is it my style, is it what I paint, why I paint, the process I enjoy creating with? Yes. It’s all of those things rolled into one and so much more! All of these elements combine to create your personal artistic voice. You might be like I was back in the day. You’re working hard at your craft, improving your skillset, and you keep taking art lessons... but there’s still some confusion about where you’re headed with your art....Read More
Are you ready to honor your calling and find your artistic voice? It’s the one thing that will set you apart and create more fulfillment and success. Enrollment doors are open today!

Are you ready to honor your calling and find your artistic voice? It’s the one thing that will set you apart and create more fulfillment and success. Enrollment doors are open today!

When I decided to become an artist I realized very quickly that it required more than learning technical skills. So when I became an art teacher it’s no surprise that I wanted to help artists go beyond technical skills. I know for sure that it’s the artists that go deeper and find their voice that have more success, longevity, and fulfillment. I’ve seen too many artists have perfect technical skills, but stop creating because they never found their voice. I know firsthand how confusing it can be to find your artistic voice. When I went to art school I had...Read More
Discover one technique I use daily to get free of limiting beliefs. Now’s the time to expand and find your true artistic voice.

Discover one technique I use daily to get free of limiting beliefs. Now’s the time to expand and find your true artistic voice.

There’s a quote by Paulo Coelho (Author of The Alchemist) that I absolutely love. It goes: “When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.” If you haven't already, I highly recommend reading The Alchemist. This idea usually comes with images from stories and movies of someone who finally hits rock bottom. Their life is a dumpster fire and they finally turn it around. For most of us, the truth is that we are not going to totally wreck our lives to find ourselves. Why would we? Why all the...Read More
Announcing the brand new Art Life Conversations Podcast!

Announcing the brand new Art Life Conversations Podcast!

Check it out now for instant inspiration. Hello, my art friends, I have something BRAND NEW for you! I am proud to announce my new Art Life Conversations Podcast! First off, I totally missed writing my blog post last week. It was pretty bizarre. I woke up Thursday morning and realized my blog post hadn’t been written. It was like I got sucked into a time warp. It’s July. It’s hot! Everyone’s traveling. Seems like everything and everyone is a bit wonky this month. I had family in town for a visit and it threw me so far off my...Read More
Top 10 Reasons Why Studying Art Online is the Best Way to Develop the Exact Customized Painting Skills you Want!

Top 10 Reasons Why Studying Art Online is the Best Way to Develop the Exact Customized Painting Skills you Want!

I've discovered that studying art online is the BEST way to develop the exact customized painting skills you want, and you can do just that starting TODAY!The pandemic in 2020 was awful and horrendous to say the least. One very small upside to it was seeing how artists and students pivoted to keep their art education going.When I started teaching online in 2018, I wondered if online teaching could be as good as in-person teaching for the student. After three years of teaching online, I found that it could actually be better for the student!Here’s my top 10 reasons why studying online is better...Read More
The number one easy way to increase your capacity to have more of anything you want!

The number one easy way to increase your capacity to have more of anything you want!

How much do you allow yourself to have? I’m not just asking about money or things. Though that’s part of it too. I’m also asking: What’s your capacity to have joy, peace of mind, creativity, recognition, support, beauty, love, intimacy, fun, or admiration? It’s amazing how much we can cut ourselves off from having the good things in life! Most of us have thoughts, habits, and beliefs that limit our quality of life. We’re not even aware of them. This has been a huge learning curve for me too and I’m still learning. Listen to me, this is HUGE. Ask...Read More
Are you ready to take courageous baby steps towards doubling your art sales online using Instagram or Facebook? (Organically, without paid advertising).

Are you ready to take courageous baby steps towards doubling your art sales online using Instagram or Facebook? (Organically, without paid advertising).

Let’s talk courage. Do you have it? One thing I’ve learned for sure over the last 10 years of trying to make a living as an artist is that it takes courage. Every day. Courage to bet on yourself every day. And every time you do that it’s like depositing money in the bank of your future self. When you show up courageously, when you stop hiding, you begin to see your art dreams become a reality. Yes, that’s right, your art dreams become reality. We start with baby steps of courage. By the way, can we talk about baby...Read More
Selling your art online doesn’t have to be so hard.

Selling your art online doesn’t have to be so hard.

Are you ready for a challenge to double your painting sales online in 31 days? Are you tired of not selling paintings? Well, three years ago I was in your shoes too. It’s incredibly discouraging to have no one want your beautiful work. Picture it: September 2017. I’m sitting at my computer in my studio wondering what I could do to bring in some income. The six galleries I was in weren’t selling anything and had sold very little of my work the prior year. Two of them, including the Colorado gallery my work was in, had told me they...Read More
“30 Ways to Master Still Life Painting”

“30 Ways to Master Still Life Painting”

A few months ago, I celebrated a HUGE accomplishment. Something my younger self would have never imagined I'd do. I released my first book, "30 Ways to Master Still Life Painting". I want to thank each and every one of you who celebrated this monumental moment with me. The book became an Amazon Best Seller shortly after its release, and I am forever grateful for everyone who helped make my first book become such a success! I decided to write this book because of the many requests I have received from my students over the years. I’ve hesitated to write...Read More